Its roots have occasionally been mistaken for horse-radish.
The horse-radish root, which belongs to the natural order Cruciferae, is much longer than that of the aconite, and it is not tapering; its colour is yellowish, and the top of the root has the remains of the leaves on it.
Plant Jerusalem artichokes, shallots, garlic, horse-radish and early potatoes.
From the nut of the horse-radish tree ben oil is expressed.
Substances like pepper, cayenne pepper, mustard, horse-radish and ginger irritate the stomach and bowel much in the same way, but are more pungent, and are consequently used as condiments.