Herb: Indian Rape

Latin name: Brassica rapa dichotoma

Synonyms: Brassica campestris dichotoma

Family: Cruciferae

Edible parts of Indian Rape:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A bit on the coarse side, though the young leaves can be added in moderation to salads whilst older leaves make an acceptable vegetable. An edible oil is obtained from the seeds.

Description of the plant:


90 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Propagation of Indian Rape:

Seed - sow in situ in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Indian Rape:

None known

Known hazards of Brassica rapa dichotoma:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.