London Rocket

Scientific name of London rocket: Sisymbrium irio

Name of London Rocket in different languages:-

English: Mustard rocket, London Hedge Mustard

Sanskrit: Khubkala, khakasi

Hindi: Khubkala

Malayalam: khakasi- കാകശി

Plant description:

It is an annual herb, found in roadside, waste places etc., and grows up to half meters tall, leaves are broad at the base and often lobed, and the upper part of leaves are linear in shape and length up to four inches. The flowers are small, pale yellow with four petals, flower from Jun to August,  stems are slender with branches. The fruit is long, green when ripe, and narrow cylindrical shaped. Seeds are small, red, and oblong.

Useful plant parts: Flowers, leaves, Seed

Medicinal uses:
To treat coughing, cold, fever, asthma, throat problems, rheumatism, chest problems, eye problems etc.

Chemical contents:
Quercertin, isorhamnetin, khubkalaapigenin, glucosides, apigenin, galactoside, B- ditosterol and kampferol.

Ayurveda medicinal uses of London Rocket

  1. Digestive Aid: It may be used to alleviate digestive discomfort and promote healthy digestion.
  2. Respiratory Health: Some traditional practices use it to address respiratory conditions like coughs and bronchitis.
  3. Anti-inflammatory: It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful for conditions involving inflammation.
  4. Urinary Disorders: In some traditions, it is used to manage urinary issues.
  5. Diuretic: It may promote urine flow, aiding in detoxification.
  6. Skin Conditions: London Rocket has been used topically for skin issues, though its effectiveness may vary.
  7. Wound Healing: It is believed to have wound-healing properties.
  8. Fever Reducer: In some traditional systems, it is used to reduce fever.

It’s important to note that the use of London Rocket in traditional medicine systems may not have extensive scientific validation. Additionally, like any herbal remedy, it should be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

London rocket is used as an ingredient in:

Gojihwadi Kashaya

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