Nat. ord., Cruciferae.
Habitat. - Found in various parts of Europe. It is cultivated in gardens on account of its bright, milk-white flowers, and appears occasionally in corn-fields in England.
Characters. - An herbaceous plant, about a foot in height, with a few erect branches forming a terminal flat corymb. Leaves oblong-lanceolate or broadly linear, with a few coarse teeth, or slightly pinnatifid. Flowers white. Pod nearly orbicular, the long style projecting from the notch at the top.
The plant was used by the ancients, and has again found its way into allopathic practice.
Dr. Hale, in his New Remedies, gives a proving made under his directions.
Part employed. - The seeds appear to be the most active part of the plant.
Preparation, - Tincture.