Hedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) is a plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is found on roadsides and wasteland, and as a weed of arable land. A native of Europe and North Africa, it is now well-established throughout the world.
The Greeks believed it was an antidote to all poisons. In folk medicine, it was used to soothe sore throats - indeed one name for it is singer's plant. Herbalists use the juice and flowers for bronchitis and stomach ailments, among other uses, and as a revitalizer.[clarification needed] In Tibetan medicine it is used to repress the symptoms of food poisoning.
- "Plants for A Future Database - Sisymbrium officinale". Plants for a Future database. Retrieved 2007-05-25.
- Howard, Michael. Traditional Folk Remedies (Century, 1987), p.153
- Medical Thangka
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