Hedge mustard/Khaksi (خاکسی) is found growing wild in most of the European countries, Southwest Asia and North Africa, and it has been introduced to both North and South America, South Africa and Australia. It is also known as London Rocket, Desert Mustard and Sisymbrium Officinale.
Today the plant is widely cultivated for its edible leaves and seeds.
Hedge mustard is an annual plant belonging to the cabbage family (Brassicaceae). The plant can grow up to 30-60 cm in height and has widespread stalks and deep-green hairy leaves.
The whole plant or just the flowering tops are used as herbal medicine. The plant is collected in the summer and may be used in liquid extracts.
Uses and benefits:
Hedge mustard should not be used by children or the elderly, especially those with heart problems.
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