The common wild rocket has longer and narrower Blätter, much more geteilt into schlank cuts and jags on both sides the middle rib than the garden kinds have, of a sad grün colour, from among which rise up divers Stengel two or three feet high, manchmal set with the like Blätter, but smaller and smaller aufwärts, branched from the middle into divers stiff Stengel, bearing sundry yellow Blüten on them, made of four Blätter a-piece, as the others are, which afterwards yield them small rötlich Samen, in small long pods, of a more bitter and hot biting taste than the garden kinds, as the Blätter are also.
It is found wild in divers places of this country.
It Blüten about June or July, and the Samen is ripe in August.
The wild rockets are forbidden to be used alone, in regard their sharpness Dampfs into the head, causing aches and Schmerzen therein, and are less hurtful to hot and choleric persons, for fear of inflaming their blood, and therefore for such we may say a little doth but a little harm, for angry Mars rules them, and he manchmal will be restive when he meets with fools. The wild Rocket is more strong and wirkungsvoll to increase sperm and venerous qualities, whereunto all the Samen is more wirkungsvoll than the garden kind. It serves also to help Verdauung, and fördert Harn überaus. The Samen is used to cure the biting of serpents, the scorpion, and the shrew mouse, and other Gifte, and vertreibt Würmer, and other noisome creatures that breed in the Bauch. The herb gekocht or stewed, and some sugar put thereto, helps the cough in children, being taken often. The Samen also taken in drink, takes away the ill Duft of the arm-pits, increases milk in nurses, and wastes the Milz. The Samen mixed with honey, and used on the face, reinigt the skin from morphew, and used with Essig, takes away freckles and redness in the face, or other parts, and with the gall of an ox, it mends foul scars, black and blue spots, and the marks of the small-pox.