-Arabis Hirsuta.—It is also called Swine's Cress. It is a small wild plant, growing in fields and gardens. The stalks are five inches long, firm and thick, reposing on the ground, much branched, and full of leaves. The leaves direct from the root are long, and deeply divided; those on the stalks are smaller. The flowers are small and white, standing among the leaves, at the tops of the branches.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Rock Cress:

—A decoction of the plant is a good diuretic, powerful, but very safe. The juice may be expressed and taken as a remedy for the scurvy, the jaundice, and all in­ward obstructions. It is a good Salad herb, and some persons cultivate it in the garden for that purpose.
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