Hedge Mustard (Common Hedge Mustard, Oriental Mustard, English Watercress)
Feed in Moderation
Common Name: Hedge Mustard (Common Hedge Mustard, Oriental Mustard, English Watercress)
Latin Name:Sisymbrium officinale
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Like all members of the Brassica family, this should be fed in moderation as it contains goitrogens which can interfere with the thyroid if eaten in excess. This plant is distinguished by the small clusters of tiny yellow flowers at the end of long branching stems.
This plant also has a common name of English Watercress but please note it is not the same as the salad Watercress, which is a completely different plant.
Please be aware that two or more
goitrogenic plants should not be fed in conjunction with each other, and
the sum total of goitrogenic foods should not exceed the guideline for a
single plant of 'in moderation' (amber-green) or 'sparingly'
(amber-red). This will ensure that goitrogenic consumption stays within