(Natural Herbs) Hedge Mustard

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Hedge Mustard Scientific Names and Common Names,Hedge Mustard Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Hedge Mustard Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Natural Herbs) Hedge Mustard


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Nutrient Content | How Sold | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Sisymbrium officinale L

Common Names

English watercress
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Parts Usually Used

The herb
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Hedge mustard is a common, much-hated, annual weed; grows 1-4 feet high, the purple-hued, branching stem bears light green, lyrately pinnatifid or pinnate leaves with dentate or coarsely toothed segments. The small, yellow flowers grow in terminal racemes from April to November. Beneath the flower clusters, linear or oblong seed pods develop, closely pressed to the axis in a long, slender raceme. The seeds resemble those of mustard.
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Where Found

Found in fields and waste places all over North America; except the extreme north. Also found in Europe.
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Medicinal Properties

Diuretic, expectorant, stomachic
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The tea is popularly used in Europe for colds, coughs, hoarseness, chest congestion, laryngitis, bronchial catarrh.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 1 tsp. of the plant in 1/2 cup water for 4-5 minutes. Take 1 1/2 to 2 cups per day, a mouthful at a time. For catarrhal problems, sweeten with honey if desired.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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