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Sisymbrium Irio

Sisymbrium is an erect and herbaceous annual plant that grows upto 1-3.5 ft. in height. The stems are erect, hairy and light green to purplish green. Leaves are egg shaped, oblong to lanceolate which measures about 3-8 inches long and 1-3 inch wide. The flowers have four yellow petals and measures upto 3-6 mm in diameter and 2-4 mm (0.08-0.16 inch) long. The fruit of this plant is a capsule of 0.5-1.0 inch long which is straight or curved, glabrous and terete. It possess cylindrical, flattened, reddish brown seeds of 1 mm long. Nutritional value: In a cup measuring 74 grams, it grants 120.80% of calcium, 77.81% of vitamin B3, 55.24% of magnesium, 48.65% of manganese, 44.77% of tryptophan, 44.31% of vitamin B6, 33.53% of potassium, 33.16% of carbohydrate, 28.98% of threonine, 28.77% of isoleucine, 25.22% of vitamin C, 24.72% of valine, 24.70% of leucine, 24.08% of vitamin B2, 19.56% of histidine, 17.96% of protein, 17.82% of lysine, 17.50% of folate, 14.76% of vitamin B5 and 11.75% of vitamin B1. The same serving size covers 4.51 grams of moisture, 235 calories, 8.98 grams of protein, 3.4 grams of total fat, 13.99 grams of ash and 43.11 grams of carbohydrate. Health Benefits of Sisymbrium: The plant is used as a herbal medicine. The plant whether fresh or dried provides a medicinal effect. It helps to treat congestion of chest, coughs, asthma, fever, etc. It also lower swelling, inflammation, detoxify spleen and liver, clear piles and wounds. It is externally used as an aid for gout as well as rheumatic problems. Discussion below under the benefits provided by Sisymbrium:.

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