Known for their lacrimation, revulsive, rubefacient and blistering action.
In phytotherapy they are used in the form of poultices and ungents against catarrh, neuralgia and myalgia.
They have a positive action against carcinogenesis, inhibiting certain phases and inducing the apopotosis of numerous cell lines.
Isothiocyanates are responsible for the pungent smell and spicy taste of the plants containing them:
Creuciferous or Brassicaceae such as turnip, cabbage, cabbage, horseradish, horseradish, Brussels sprouts, mustard and mustard .