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Herik: health benefits and herik in the garden and kitchen

  1. The herik (Sinapis arvensis) is an annual plant of the finial family (Brassicaceae), which grows on fields, dike slopes and roadsides and is generally regarded as 'weeds'. The herik is an indicator of nitrogen-rich soil. This plant can reach a height of 60 cm, the stem carries hair, the lower leaves are stalked. The flowers are hermaphrodite (ambiguous) and have four horizontal sepals; the petals have a characteristic 'poison yellow' shine and can be confused with rapeseed (Brassica napus), also a plant of the finial family. There are 8 to 13 seeds per hectare (dry capsule) and the herik flowers from May to October. Beetles and flies pollinate the plant. A seed coat envelops the seed and it swells when wet. It sticks and this causes the seed to spread via insects.

What is the reik?

  1. Herik is an annual herbaceous plant with a height of 20 to 60 cm and is generally referred to as "weeds"

Health benefits of the herik

  1. General The herik has an antibacterial effect. It promotes blood circulation and stimulates digestion. In folk medicine, this plant is used against rheumatic pain, sore throat, bronchitis, dyspepsia / indigestion and joint pain. It contains mucilages, mustard oil (glycoside), a lot of vitamin C

Herik in the garden

  1. Keep away from plant parasitic nematodes Wild mustard is very suitable for keeping predators such as plant parasitic nematodes (nematodes) away from vegetable gardens or vegetable gardens. With its sulfur content, it kills bacteria and fungi in the soil. In mixed crops, the reik is a good filter for disinfecting the soil. You can use it as a protective shield to protect plants often attacked by plant parasitic nematodes, such as zucchini

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