Rocket or arugula is a common vegetable in the whole Mediterranean region consumed since ancient times as a vegetable and for its medicinal properties.
As an example we can mention Dioscorides, who spoke about the medicinal properties he had observed of this valuable plant: "Eating raw, in bulk, rocket stimulates lust" Ancient poets like Ovid spoke of the rocket as an aphrodisiac remedy, such as the following epithet about Hierba Salax (= luxuriant grass ), which Columella says: "El qux frugifera seritur vicina Priapo; Excitat ad venerem tardos Eruca sativa."
Indeed, the rocket was a plant devoted to Priapus, the god of fertility in Greek mythology, and identified with the god in Italy Tutinus Mutinus, Roman divinity. Its consumption was advised for those who dreamt with the entry of Venus, ancient texts say.
A famous fourth-century Roman physician, Marecellus Empiricus, author of a form with numerous and stravagant remedies (De Medicamentis Empiricis, Physicis, et Rationabilibus), prescribed an expensive medicinal preparation based on rocket for those with impotence. I think Obama would prefer Quat or Kwat
Arugula is still a funny sounding name.