Lepidium draba

Lepidium draba L.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

  • Cardaria draba (L.) Desv.
  • Hoary Cress
  • Hoary Pepperwort
  • Pepper Cress
  • Whitetop
  • قنيبرة
  • qnaibra
  • קַרְדַּרְיָה מְצוּיָה
  • qardarya metzuya

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lepidium draba L.

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

Parts Used

Source
Cancer

Cancer

Anti-carcinogenic

Preparation/Admin/ Plant Part not specified

Aerial partsB

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Lepidium genus has some species which can irritate the gastrointestinal mucous membranes in large dose. Seed extracts may be teratological. Roots may contain imidazole alkaloids shown to affect hormonal systems &/or sexual behaviour in laboratory in-vivo studies.