Arugula is considered weedy plants of the genus brassica, growing in almost all continents of the globe. in the territory  A bunch of arugula
 Eurasia grows about 20 of the 90 known species of botanical plants.

Useful properties of arugula

Medicine celebrated the healing properties of the seeds and leaves of arugula.

Seeds of useful plants contain essential oils found in the leaves and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, C, K, E, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, copper, sodium, sugar, fiber, vegetable protein, flavonoids, malic and citric acid, cellulose, lignin, mineral salts.

The presence of dietary fiber in the leaves explain the beneficial properties such as the arugula purgation, improving his motor skills, lowering cholesterol levels, prevention of atherosclerosis.

Arugula is also known for its antibacterial, diuretic, lactogenic property.

Calorie arugula - 25 kcal per 100 grams of fresh leaves.

Application arugula

Arugula is recommended to use regularly - this will enable to maintain healthy intestines, immune system, metabolism.

Salads made with arugula, help restore lactation nursing mothers, the withdrawal of excess salt, has expectorant, diuretic effect.

It was found that the constant use of fresh arugula prevents stomach ulcers and has beneficial effects on existing in the digestive tract ulcerative processes: erosion on the heals of the gastric mucosa, helps reduce ulcers in size.

Arugula - an excellent tool for the prevention of cancer, strengthen the nervous system, improve blood vessels, increase the level of hemoglobin.

Minor calorie arugula and that when it is used well to clean the intestines and digestion is restored, making it indispensable for fasting days.

In order to take full advantage of arugula useful properties, it is important to know that it is not desirable to chop with a knife - under the influence of iron oxidation reaction takes place and the leaves lose their properties. Choosing arugula, should pay attention exclusively on young leaves, bright green color.

An effective diuretic considered a decoction of fresh leaves of arugula.

These advantageous properties are not limited arugula. Useful juice squeezed from the leaves of the plant. It is used to remove pigmentation on the face, removal of calluses, the healing of wounds on the skin.

From the seeds of arugula make lotions, promotes the resorption of hematoma and healing of abscesses.

It is noticed that the oil from the seeds cooked arugula, has a strong bactericidal property, so it can be used as an antiseptic.

In addition, massaging the oil into the hair roots arugula helps strengthen them. To the hair stopped falling out, the oil is rubbed into the hair roots and leave for the night under the warm dressing.

Known  Arugula in a package
 also that the rocket - it is an aphrodisiac. Men who have erection problems outlined can help remedy made from arugula, black pepper and honey. Arugula taken 100 grams, and other components - 10 grams. All the ingredients are mixed, the mixture should be taken in the morning on a teaspoon.


Harm rocket can cause, if a person has an allergy to the plant. Therefore, those who first try arugula, it is recommended to do so with caution.

It is also desirable to use arugula those who found gastritis with high acidity, kidney disease, liver.

Pregnant women harm rocket strike can not but eat salads from plants they should be in moderation.