Yarutka field

An annual plant with erect stems. The leaves are sessile, oblong, arrow-toothed at the base. The flowers are small, white, collected in racemes. The fruits are rounded flattened pods with a winged keel and oily seeds. Blooms in June-August.


Distributed as a weed in the forest, forest-steppe and steppe zones throughout Siberia from the Urals to Kamchatka. It grows in fields, along roads, within housing.

Leaves are medicinal raw materials. The aerial part of the plant contains the glycoside sinigrin and ascorbic acid, the seeds contain up to 33% fatty non-drying oil, ascorbic acid and glycosides.

The leaves have an astringent, disinfectant and antiscorbutic effect.

In folk medicine, it is used for fever, angina pectoris, scarlet fever (it is recommended to drink an infusion of grass and gargle with it). An extract from a fresh plant has a hemostatic effect and is used for uterine bleeding. In Altai, an infusion of the leaves is drunk against gonorrhea. The leaves are edible and are sometimes eaten as a salad.

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