The common garden rocket has a schlank, white hölzern Wurzel, of a hot biting taste, the Blätter do somewhat ähneln mustard in shape, but are much smoother, the Stengel grow to be two or three feet high, cloathed with lesser Blätter, having on their tops many Blüten of a whitish yellow colour, full of dark purple veins, the Samen-Gefäße which succeed them, are long, schlank, and smooth, parted in two by a thin membrane, and opening at the sides when the Samen is ripe.
It is sown in gardens.
It Blüten here in August.
All this kind of rockets are martial Pflanzen. This species is celebrated gegen Beschwerden of the Lungen. The Saft is excellent in Asthma, and a syrup made of it in all oppressions and stuffings up of the Brust: as also gegen unverbesserlicher Husten. Some have ascribed it to a provocative quality to venery, but this seems upon too slight grounds. It partakes much of the nature of the hedge mustard.