[the Romans call it Eruca, the Aegyptians
Ethrekicen, the Africans Asuric] This being eaten raw in any great
quantitie doth provoke Venery, and the seed of it also doth work the like effect,
being verticall and digestive, & good for the belly. They doe also
use the seed of it in making of sauces, which that it may
endure the longer, having macerated it first invinegar, or milke, making it into
Trochiscks, they afterward lay it up in store.
There also grows a wild Eruca, especially in
Iberia towards the west, whose seed the men there doe use instead of
Mustard. It is more diureticall, & farre sharper then the Sativa.