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Rocket was at one time used in traditional medicine, though it is now used only as a salad herb., Grieve, Mrs M. (1931). A Modern Herbal, Penguin. Leyel, Mrs CF


Eruca sativa = syn.
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Geographical distribution

  • Africa
  • Asia-Temperate
  • Asia-Tropical
  • Europe

Eruca sativa Mill.

Genus: Eruca
Species: sativa Mill.
Common names: Garden rocket; Jamba; Salad Rocket; Arugula
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Eruca
Distribution summary: Mediterranean
Habit: Annual
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Disturbed ground, roadsides, dry, sandy soil
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 'Seeds & Grains' (HSE 7)
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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