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Peppergrass

Peppergrass

Scientific name of Peppergrass: Lepidium sativum 

Name of Peppergrass in different languages:-

English: Pepperwort, Garder Cress

Sanskrit: Chandrika, Vasapushpa, Chandra shoora.

Hindi: Halima

Malayalam: Ashaly (ആശാളി)

Useful plant parts: Seeds, Leaf, Root

Plant Description Peppergrass:-

Peppergrass or Garden Cress is a fast-growing annual herb growing at the height of 60 cm tall and, with many branches, it is edible and peppery, tangy flavor and aromatic. Flowers are blue in colour.

Medicinal uses:

In the treatment of asthma, coughs, sprains, leprosy, skin disease, dysentery, diarrhoea, splenomegaly, leucorrhoea, lumbago, scurvy and seminal weakness.

Chemical content:

glutamic acid , luecin, linolenic acid and erucic acid.

How to prepare medicines:

The seeds are employed for removing pain, swelling, inflammation etc., it can cure asthma, bronchitis bleeding piles. Aashali is used to treat indigestion and constipation.

Peppergrass is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Dhanwanthararishtam

Chathur Beejangal

Learn more:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15678716

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