Narrow Leaved Peppergrass
Herb: Narrow Leaved Peppergrass
Latin name: Lepidium ruderale
Medicinal use of Narrow Leaved Peppergrass:The plant is used in the treatment of impetigo. An aqueous extract of the herb causes a drop in blood pressure and depresses respiration.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Waste places and by waysides, generally by the sea and especially in E. Anglia.
Edible parts of Narrow Leaved Peppergrass:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A hot cress-like flavour.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ. The seed should germinate within 3 weeks.
Cultivation of Narrow Leaved Peppergrass:Waste places and by waysides, generally by the sea and especially in E. Anglia.
Known hazards of Lepidium ruderale:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.