Narrow Leaved Peppergrass (Lepidium ruderale)

Annual/Biennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Narrow Leaved Peppergrass
Lepidium ruderale
Cruciferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is used in the treatment of impetigo[240]. An aqueous extract of the herb causes a drop in blood pressure and depresses respiration[240].

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or late summer in situ. The seed should germinate within 3 weeks.
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to the Mediterranean and southwest Asia.

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