Products ⇒ Asaliya Seeds

English Name Asaliya Seeds
Botanical Name Lepidium Sativum
Common Name Halim, Aselio, Garden Cress, Asaliya
Harvesting Period April-May-June
 
Description
 

Asaliya seeds (Lepidium sativum), sometimes referred to as garden cress to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress, is a rather fast-growing, edible herb. Garden cress is genetically related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma. In some regions, garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor person's pepper.

Cultivation
 

Asaliya seeds is commercially grown in England, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia Cultivation of asaliya seeds is practical on both mass scales and on the individual scale. Asaliya seeds is suitable for hydroponic cultivation and thrives in slightly alkaline water.

Usage

Medicinal Use

  • This herb is the best source of iron and is hence recommended in the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia.
  • It is also rich in folate, calcium, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, and beta-carotene.
  • These are the main ingredient of south Indian dishes: sambhar and rasam.
  • The oil derived from Asaliya seeds is edible and can therefore be used as a cooking medium;