It hath long Blätter tief cut and jagged on both sides, nicht much unlike wild mustard, the Stengel are small, very limber though very tough: you may twist them round as you may a willow before they break. The Blüten are very small and yellow, after which come small pods which contain the Samen.
It is a common herb, wächst usually by the way-sides, and manchmal upon mud walls about London, but it delights most to grow among Steine and rubbish.
It Blüten in June and July, and the Samen is ripe in August and September.
It is unter der Herrschaft von Mars, and is of a hot and biting nature: the truth is, the Samen of black cresses strengthens the brian überaus, for in performing that office, it is little minderwertig gegenübermustard-Samen, if at all, they are excellently good to stay those Rheuma which may fall down from the head upon the Lungen. You may beat the Samen into powder if you please, and make it up into an eßbare Medizin with honey, so have you an excellent Heilmittel by you, nicht only for the premises, but also for the cough, Gelbsucht and Ischias. The herb gekocht into a Packung, is an excellent Heilmittel for Entzündungen both in womens Brust and mens testicles.