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Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

   Field Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense), fam. Brassicaceae.
   Was found to grow and bloom heavily together with Field Mustard. However, the smell of its white flowers is rather pungent, with mustard tint. Young leaves of Field Pennycress would have good nutritional and fodder value, if not their high content of bitter and acrid substances (mustard oils).
   After its first flowers fade, Field Pennnycress becomes easy to recognize by fruits. Their structure and shape remind at first Shepherd's purse. The difference is their round shape with a notch, instead of triangle.
   Medical preparations from Field Pennycress have wide action spectrum – diuretic, sudorific, expectorant, antibacterial, blood-stopping and wound-healing. Its juice is used to remove undesirable hair, warts and spots on the skin. Field Pennycress preparations should not be taken during pregnancy, due to their abortative action; but at other time it can be used in treatment of various reproductive system diseases in both women and men.

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