Asalia Seed Whole


Botanical Name Lepidium sativum

Common Name:

  • English: Garden cress, Pepper grass, Cress
  • Also, known as: Garden pepper cres, Poor man’s pepper, Kers, Mastuerzo, Berroalenois, Jia du xing cai, Tuinkers, Crescione, Gartenkresse, Alim, Cresson alénois, Halim, Aselio, Asliya, Berro Hortelano, Chandrashoora, Cress, Cresson Alénois, Cresson de Jardin, Lepidio, Lepidium sativum, Mastuerzo.

Origin: India

Harvested:  Cultivated

Parts Used:  Seed

General Information:

Asaliya seed, sometimes referred to as Garden cress to distinguish it from similar plants also referred to as cress, Is a rather fast growing, edible herb. Garden cress genetically related to Watercress and Mustard, sharing their peppery, tangy flavor and aroma.

Garden cress is propagated from seeds and grown as spicy salad herb, often in kitchen garden. It is a short-lived plant that mature in 3 to 4 months. Sprouts or seedings are mostly used. This annual plant can reach a height of 60 cm with many branches on the upper part. The white to pinkish flowers are only 2 mm across, clustered in branched racemes.

Asaliya seeds is commercially is grown in England, France, The Netherland, and Scandinavia.

How to use:   

As a spice


You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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