Family ► Cruciferae; Brassicaceae.
Habitat ► Native of Europe; grown as ornamental.
English ► Stock, Gilli-flower.
Action ► Expectorant, diuretic, stomachic.
The seeds contain mucilage, a fatty oil, two crystalline colouring matters and a volatile oil which yields methyl, isopropyl and 4-methylthiobutyl iso-thiocyanates. Beta-sitosterol is present in fatty oil. Fatty acids include palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic and ru-cic.
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