Herb: Narrow Leaved Peppergrass


Latin name: Lepidium ruderale


Family: Cruciferae



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:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
July

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.