Tower Cress - Turritis glabra
Herb: Tower Cress
Latin name: Turritis glabra
Synonyms: Arabis glabra, Arabis perfoliata
Medicinal use of Tower Cress:An infusion of the plant has been used to check a cold when it first appears. An infusion of the plant has been used as a general preventative for sickness and is given to children when sickness is about.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry banks, cliffs and rocks, roadsides and waste places, especially in E. England.
Edible parts of Tower Cress:Young leaves - cooked. An infusion of the plant can be used as a beverage.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow late summer in situ.
Cultivation of Tower Cress:Dry banks, cliffs and rocks, roadsides and waste places, especially in E. England.
Known hazards of Turritis glabra:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.