Eruca vesicaria

Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

  • Eruca sativa Mill.
  • Aruga
  • Garden Rocket
  • Rocket Salad
  • Salad Mustard
  • جرجير
  • روجه
  • روكا
  • jarjir
  • rujeh
  • ruka
  • בֶּן-חַרְדָּל מָצוּי
  • ben-khardal matzuy

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
General

Fluid retention/ oedema

Anti-hydropic

Squeeze juice from leaves & take x2-3 teaspoons/ day.

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General

Scurvy

Anti-scorbutic

Squeeze juice from leaves & take x2-3 teaspoons/day.

Clove (Bulb)B
Sexuality

Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac

Eat fresh leaves in salad frequently.

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Wound Healing

Burn

Vulnerary

Grind leaves & apply as poultice to affected area.

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