Tradition, uses and Biodiversity of rocket (Eruca Sativa, Brassicaceae) in Israel

  title={Tradition, uses and Biodiversity of rocket (Eruca Sativa, Brassicaceae) in Israel},
  author={Zohara Yaniv and Dan Schafferman and Zellagui Amar},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Eruca sativa (rocket) is a native plant of Israel, documented in the old literature. A survey was conducted of the old literature of ancient Israel, including Jewish, Classical and Islamic sources up to the Middle ages. It was found that rocket was used as a garden crop and spice. It was also known as a medicinal plant and was used as an aphrodisiac, for eye infections, and for digestive and kidney problems. It is important to note that special attention was given in the old times to… 

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  • Sujata Mp
  • Biology
    Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
  • 2021
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