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Horseradish is a hardy herb having large leaves, perennial and is grown for its pungent root, which contain oil with strong pungent odour and hot, biting taste. The plant attains a height of 0.6 to 0.9 mtr when in flower. Propagation is by planting pieces of side roots. The roots develop entirely underground and grow to a meter in length. The top of the plant consists of a rosette of large paddle-shape leaf and a flower stalk. It rarely produces seeds. There are two types of horseradish one is ‘common type’ with broad crinkled leaves and roots of high quality and the other is ‘bohemian type’ with narrow leaves and poor quality roots. The taproot is tuberous and cylindrical (30 cm long and 18 mm in diameter).  


Indian name for Horseradish:

Hindi : Sahijan

Foreign name for Horseradish:

Arabic : Fajl haar Chinese : Laaht gan,La gen Dutch : Kreno French : Raifort,Cran German : Kren Greek : Armorakia Italian : Barbaforte Thai : Hosraedich


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