Nourishing and Healing Prowess of Garden cress
(Lepidium sativum Linn.
will discuss how benzyl isothiocyanate, a molecule found in edible cruciferous vegetables, such as garden cress
, works in breast cancer cells to decrease levels of Bmi-1, a protein that controls genes responsible for cell proliferation.
The non-dairy-based calcium-rich products include finger millet (ragi) dosa, sesame (til) ladoo, sesame-soybean chutney, poppy seed (khus khus) porridge, garden cress
(halim) seed, sesame chikki and cauliflower bread.
In the Duba' district of Ta'iz, the locals used garden cress
or what is known in some regions as garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor man>s pepper.
provides fast, nutritious greens, ready to harvest in only 10 days; sow in shallow planters on a thick pad of moist paper towels or two inches of soil.