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Aselio seeds (Lepidium Sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress, is a rather fast-growing, edible herb. Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor person’s pepper.
Seeds contain volatile essential oil. The active principle and fatty oil.
Aselio Seeds Are Small Red, Brown Seeds With A Sharp, Tangy And Peppery Flavour. It Is Useful In Leprosy, Skin Diseases, Asthma, Cough, Cold And Weakness. Roots Are Bitter And Sharp. It Is An Important Source Of Iron, Folic Acid, Calcium, Vitamin C, E And A. The Seed Contains Arachidic And Linoleic Fatty Acids. The Seeds Are High In Calories And Protein, Whereas The Leaves Are An Excellent Source Of Vitamin A.
Aselio seeds are used as decoction, infusion, powder or paste. Common Cress is “Nature remedy for scurvy”