Garden Cress


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Garden Cress

 

or garden peppergrass (Lepidium sativum) an annual plant of the family Cruciferae. The stalk is 30-60 cm tall and profusely branched. The lower leaves are petiolar and either pinnately lobed or entire (depending on the variety); the upper ones are sessile and entire. The numerous flowers are white. The fruit is a small silicle.

Garden cress is an early ripening, cold-resistant plant. It is native to northeastern and southern Africa and Southwest Asia. It is cultivated in Western Europe, Asia (Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, India, China, and Japan), and Northern America (USA and Canada). In the USSR it is grown in Middle Asia, southern Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The leaves contain mineral salts, vitamin C, carotene, iodine, and iron; they are used in salads and soups and as meat seasoning. Garden cress may be grown all year in open, protected ground.

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In the diabetic group epithelium thickness significantly decreased, fibromuscular layer thickness significantly increased but these changes were improved significantly by Garden Cress seeds extract.
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Dried garden cress seeds were finely powered and exhaustively macerated.
Chlorophyll Concentration in Extract from Garden Cress. The total chlorophyll (Total Chl), chlorophyll a (Chl(a)), and chlorophyll b (Chl(fc)) in the fresh aerial parts of cultivated garden cress were determined by UV-VIS spectrophotometer (Varian Cary 50 Conc.
Nourishment and healing process of garden cress. Indian Journal of Natural Product and Resources, 18: 292-297.
12: Garden cress (Lepidium sativum L.), A: Beginning of ripening stage, B: Disease infected plants (Photos: Bernd Honermeier)
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