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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Immature leaves - raw or cooked[1][2]. Used as greens[2]. A famine food, it is only eaten when better foods are in short supply[2].

Seed - raw or cooked[2]. The seed can be eaten as piñole[2]. It can also be dried, ground into a powder then mixed with water and used as a gruel[2]. The seed can be mixed with water to make a drink[2].

Flowers - raw[1].

Unknown part

Flowers

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Sisymbrium irio.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The seeds are expectorant, restorative and stimulant[3]. They are used in the treatment of asthma[3]. Externally, they are used as a stimulating poultice[3]. The seeds have been placed under the lids of sore eyes in order to cause weeping and thereby wash foreign matter out of the eye[2]. An infusion of the leaves is used in treating affections of the throat and chest[3].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most soils.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Sisymbrium irio. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Sisymbrium irio.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Sisymbrium irio
Genus
Sisymbrium
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.9 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.4 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    4. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)
    5. ? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)

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