Healing Weeds - Getting a closer contact with the healing world of herbs and wild plants.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hairy Bittercress

NL: kleine veldkers / F: cardamine hérissée
Cardamine hirsuta

This cute plant from the family of the mustard remains green through the winter months. 

As other plants from this family (Brassicacea), this one is also loaded with vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, beta carotene, antioxidants and sulfur-containing compounds that boost immunity and help in cancer prevention. 

You can find this plant in flower now in most places, particularly in shadowy corners.

In this video you can learn to identify this cress:

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