Iberian bitter

Cruciferous – Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) Popular name: bitter rustic mustard. Pharmacy name: Iberian herb – Iberidis heiba (formerly: Herba Iberidis).

Botanical description. Herbaceous plant with elongated wedge-shaped leaves and a longish racemose inflorescence of white flowers. It grows mainly in the Mediterranean; in Germany it is found in the area of ​​the Rhine and Main.

Active ingredients: bitterness, mustard oil glycoside and cucurbitacin.

It is used for lack of appetite and disorders of bile secretion.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *