Lepidium draba

Lepidium draba L.

Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)

  • Cardaria draba (L.) Desv.
  • Hoary Cress
  • Hoary Pepperwort
  • Pepper Cress
  • Whitetop
  • qnaibra قنيبرة
  • קַרְדַּרְיָה מְצוּיָה
  • qardarya metzuya


  • Batha
  • Phrygana
  • Shrub-steppes

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Lepidium draba L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



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Lepidium genus has some species which can irritate the gastrointestinal mucous membranes in large dose. Seed extracts may be teratological. Roots may contain imidazole alkaloids shown to affect hormonal systems &/or sexual behaviour in laboratory in-vivo studies.