CARDAMINE, L. Ladies' Smock. Many species. Equivalent of Nasturtium, but more diuretic, nervine and diaphoretic. Roots said to be purgative. Leaves edible. Flowers most efficient, used in powder for epilepsy, hysterics, chorea and spasmodic asthma, united to Valerian.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.