Lepidium sativum Linn

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Lepidium sativum Linnbelongs to Cruciferae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Amarinom, Farasiyun Qalb.
The English Names for this herb are Garden Cress, Pepperwort.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Ahera, Ahero, Habul Reshad, Halim, Haliyon, Halun, Hurf.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Lepidium sativum Linn are Abortifacient, Alterative, Anthelmintic, Aperient, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Carminative, Diuretic, Ecbolic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Resolvent, Stimulant, Tonic, Vesicant.


  • Diuretic
  • Stimulant

  • Mucilage(seed):
  • Soothing

  • Indications

    The Indications of Leaves of Lepidium sativum Linn are Brain Insufficiency, Rheumatism, Inflammations, Spleen Affections, Muscular Pain, Bronchitis, Chest Complaints.

    The Indications of Seed of Lepidium sativum Linn are Seminal Debility, Skin Diseases, Freckles, Rheumatic Pain, Leucorrhoea, Asthma, Pre-Mature Ejaculation, Enlargement of Spleen, Debility, Cough.

    The Indications of Decoction (seed) of Lepidium sativum Linn are Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Hiccup, Skin Complaints, Blood Impurities, Chronic Enlargement of Spleen.

    The Indications of Seed (powder) of Lepidium sativum Linn are Functional Weakness of Semen, Diarrhoea, Leucorrhoea, Rheumatism, Indigestion, Lumbago, Dysentery, General Debility.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Lepidium sativum Linn.


    The Temperament of Lepidium sativum Linn is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    HABB-E-JALINOOSHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    JAWARISH ZAROONI AMBERI-BA-NUSKHA KALANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Lepidium sativum Linn is used in the preparation of Hab Khubs Al-Hadid compounds.


    Whole Herb2.000g

    Herb's Description

    Lepidium sativum Linn is a shrub, is biennial. Fruit dehiscent silicles, oblong, ovate, obovate, cordate, obcordate, elliptic, or orbicular, strongly angustiseptate; valves veinless or prominently veined, keeled or not, apically winged or wingless; replum rounded; septum complete or perforated, membranous; style absent, obsolete, or distinct, included or exserted from apical notch of fruit; stigma capitate, entire or rarely 2-lobed
    Lepidium sativum Linn's Leaves. Cauline leaves petiolate or sessile, base cuneate, attenuate, auriculate, sagittate, or amplexicaul, margin entire, dentate, or dissected. Racemes ebracteate, corymbose, elongated or not in fruit.
    Lepidium sativum Linn's Seed. Seeds 1 per locule, winged, margined, or wingless, oblong or ovate, plump or flattened; seed coat smooth, minutely reticulate, or papillate, usually copiously mucilaginous when wetted; cotyledons incumbent, rarely accumbent or diplecolobal.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in Asia, Europe, Pakistan.
    Taste: Pungent,Mucilagenous


    No information regarding Lepidium sativum Linn's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Lepidium sativum Linn's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Lepidium sativum Linn's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    The seeds in large doses or prolonged use are described as harmful for kidneys.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Lepidium sativum Linn. (work in progress)