These constituents may apply to all Brassicas
or Rogue's Gilliflower
Once used as a salad vegetable, Dames Rocket was also
widely used in medicine, mostly as an antiscorbutic.
Heritage gardens in
North America include the wonderfully night-scented, tall stands of flowers.
Dames Rocket was formerly used as a pot plant.
Introduced by seed to North
America, the plant readily takes to the soil and grows prolifically in the wild.
It is considered a level 2 nuisance in the US, in some States, and burned down.
Glucosinolates; (Mustard oil glucosides);
trigger enzyme blocks which suppress DNA damage;
reduce tumor size;
estrolen level reduction which can curb breast cancer;
ipecacuanha sub, when powdered.
"Today the most important nutraceutical formulations contain
vitamins with antioxidant properties, oligosaccharides, sulfides,
lactoferrin, omega-3 fatty acids, medium chain triglycerides, carotinoids,
phenolic compounds of plant origin, terpens, and glucosinolates and/or their
The properties of the cultivated Rocket resemble those of the
Cochlearea, but its taste is less acrid and piquant.(Grieves)
Note that the Brassica, or Crucifer family contains, mustard, broccoli,
cabbage, radish, kale, brussel sprouts, and at least six wildflower
Brassicas are considered to contain important
anticarcinogens,and as a food source they are known as neutragenic.They are a
source of Phytochemical modifiers of carcinogen metabolism.
not to be mistaken for Sea-Rocket.Considered a mildly
noxious (invasive) weed in some parts of the US.
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