London rocket is a medicinal herb. The seeds are expectorant, restorative and stimulant. They are used in the treatment of asthma.
It is an annual or winter-annual, herbaceous plant. Annual or biennial; glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Stems erect, branched proximally and distally, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at least basally. Basal leaves not rosulate. blade oblanceolate or oblong or lanceolate, smaller than terminal lobe, margins entire, dentate, or lobed.
Cauline leaves similar to basal, distal-most blade smaller, margins entire or 1-3-lobed. Fruiting pedicels divaricate or ascending, slender, much narrower than fruit, Flowers - sepals erect, oblong, petals oblong-oblanceolate, anthers ovate, Fruits are narrowly linear, straight or slightly curved inward, slightly torulose, slender valves glabrous. the stems, leaves, and flowers of Plants are used as food by the Bedouin in Sinai and the Negev, and the leaves are used as a tobacco substitute. The seeds are expectorant, restorative and a stimulant. They are used for the treatment of asthma and can be used as a stimulating poultice. An infusion of the leaves is used in treating affections of the throat and chest.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%