Name: Eruca sativa Lam.
Harvest: The leaves throughout the summer and the roots in the autumn.
Properties: Exciting, stimulating, stomatic, tonic.
Common names: Wrinkle grass, rocket.
Rucola, Ruchetta - Eruca sativa: Property
Habitat: On roadsides up to 1000 meters high.
Parts used: The roots and leaves.
Conservation: The roots are dried in the oven while the leaves are eaten fresh.
Use: Internal use: leaf juice; external use: root decoction.
Notes: Arugula is rich in vitamin C and mineral salts.