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Used Part.

The leaves and seeds.

Active Principles.

Contains gluconasturtiína (benzyl - glucosinolate)

Drug Action.

Appetizer, digestive tonic, diuretic. The seeds have a rubefaciente.


Anorexia, dyspepsia hiposecretoras. In topical application: osteo inflammation, myalgia, muscle contractures.


Hypothyroidism (see precautions)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

Although it has not been described as a side effect of cress, many over glucosinolate man carrying an antithyroid, inducing goitre.

Caution / Poisoning.

Prescribe in the form of discontinuous treatments.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert. One to three a day, half an hour before meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 drops, two or three times before meals.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 drops three times daily.

Use a food (salads)

External use: seeds implemented in the form of poultice; hidroglicólico extract in the form of gels or creams.


Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, pp. 106 - 7.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, pp. 22 - 4.

Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, pp. 61; 476.

Trease, GE, Evans, WCh. Pharmacognosy. Mexico City: Inter - MacGraw - Hill, 1991, p. 585.

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