Arugula useful properties

June 12, 2016 23:02 | Drug Plants

Rocket, or the Indus sowing (Induca sativa L.) - one of the most popular plants used in modern dietetics.It has many names: arugula sowing or sowing eruka or Indus.

This vegetable plant belongs to the cabbage family, to taste reminiscent of watercress.The plant - annual.

Characteristic features of this culture are: white flowers with dark veining in the outlet is formed, depending on the growing season from 3-10 to 20-30 leaves.The leaves are lyre-pinnatifid with four pairs of lateral lobes, fleshy leaf plate, juicy.Weight 1000 seeds was 1.2 -1.5

arugula leaves have plenty of peculiar taste, which for some is associated with orehovogorchichnym, for others - a taste of roast venison.The leaves contain mustard oil, rich in vitamin C - from 60% to 120 mg (milligrams per 100 grams of product), carotene - 2-4 mg%, B vitamins, vitamin PP, rutin.An important feature is the high content of salts of potassium, calcium, and phosphorus as essential salts, iron and iodine.All this determines the dietary value

of arugula.

Rocket - a cultivated plant is originally from Italy.Fairly widespread in Western Europe.

Already in ancient Greece, Rome, it is referred to as a vegetable salad plant, along with cabbage, radishes, turnips, basil.After a long period of neglect, this plant in the last decade was again receive wide recognition as a vegetable crop.In Germany, she received the spread Now called Salatrauk (Indus salad) or, as a rule, Rukola cultivata and sold at higher prices than the salad.

Arugula - undemanding plant, and grows well in the ground (it can be sown from May to September), and it can be grown on the balcony in pots.A few weeks after germination the leaves can be harvested.

Especially tasty leaves in spring and autumn.If you sow it in a greenhouse in August or September, the plant can survive warm winter.In this case, rich in vitamins, mineral salts and essential oils, you can pluck the leaves throughout the winter, adding them to the food.Leaves arugula added to the salad, not only vitaminize him, and gives him a taste of nuts.

Useful properties

arugula leaves are used as a component of various salads, chopped leaves are used in the preparation of sandwiches, a great side dish to meat and fish dishes.Use arugula improves appetite, favors digestion, strengthens the nervous system, stabilizes blood pressure.Mineral salts are part of the arugula, stimulate the activity of the excretory system of the body.

Use arugula adjusts metabolism, improves digestion, strengthens the nervous system.Arugula is indicated for stress and depression, increases the level of hemoglobin, removes excess cholesterol, it is recommended for anemia.The regular use of this useful herb is useful to diabetics.Green arugula is an indispensable source of vitamins and minerals during pregnancy, during lactation increases the production of breast milk.

Arugula has a disinfectant and diuretic effects, relieves gout, inflammatory processes in the kidneys and urinary tract.Because of β-carotene improves the condition of skin, nails and hair.Oil arugula successfully used to strengthen hair follicles and prevents hair loss.

Use arugula useful for obesity, doctors recommend to arrange fasting days with the inclusion of the menu alone, arugula, vitamins contained in green will give the necessary energy and the least calories will help get rid of excess weight.In 100g herb contains only 25 calories.Low calorie arugula and it contains biologically active substances allow losing weight to maintain a good performance and good spirits, which is very important for the diet weakened people.Nutritionists recommend eating a daily serving of salad of arugula to improve the metabolism and weight control.Leaves of plants rich in fiber, which creates a feeling of satiety.Incidentally, it is the basis of arugula diet of many models.

Another important feature of the rocket: the strongest antiulcer quality.It effectively fights with the defeat of the stomach walls, significantly reduces the size of existing ulcers, prevents the development of new outbreaks of the disease, even if some irregularities in the treatment diet.

Since ancient times it is known that the rocket - the strongest aphrodisiac, beneficial properties of this plant is widely used to improve erectile function in men.And the Italian chef preparing a rocket secret drug to excite passion (mixed black pepper, honey and grass in a ratio of 1: 1: 10) and take it daily.
Use arugula contraindicated if you are hypersensitive, greens should be consumed with caution in urolithiasis.