London Rocket (Sisymbrium irio)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
London Rocket
Sisymbrium irio
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The seeds are expectorant, restorative and stimulant[240]. They are used in the treatment of asthma[240]. Externally, they are used as a stimulating poultice[240]. The seeds have been placed under the lids of sore eyes in order to cause weeping and thereby wash foreign matter out of the eye[257].

    An infusion of the leaves is used in treating affections of the throat and chest[240].

  • Edible Use

    Immature leaves – raw or cooked[177, 257]. Used as greens[257]. A famine food, it is only eaten when better foods are in short supply[257].

    Seed – raw or cooked[257]. The seed can be eaten as pi–ole[257]. It can also be dried, ground into a powder then mixed with water and used as a gruel[257]. The seed can be mixed with water to make a drink[257].

    Flowers – raw[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in situ.
Succeeds in most soils.
Mediterranean. Long naturalized or possibly native in Britain[17].

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