Herb latin name: Lepidium perfoliatum


Family: Cruciferae



Medicinal use of Lepidium perfoliatum:

The plant is used as an antiscorbutic.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Waste places and dry sandy slopes from near sea level to 1000 metres in western China.

Edible parts of Lepidium perfoliatum:

Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.

Cultivation of Lepidium perfoliatum:

Waste places and dry sandy slopes from near sea level to 1000 metres in western China.

Known hazards of Lepidium perfoliatum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.