Descurainia Sophia Seeds

Scientific Name: Descurainia Sophia (L.) Webb.
Synonyms: Sisymbrium Sophia L.
English Name: London Rocket
Other Names in English:
Family: Cruciferae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and moist.
1- Eat it. It is febrifuge, it is effective for relieving skin inflammation such as hives, it is useful for relieving stomach worms and kidney stones, it is appetizing, it relieves hoarseness, it eliminates waste substances around the spinal cord, it reduces the coldness of viscera and it eliminates lungs humors, stimulates peristalsis, heal injuries and is the blood purifier.
2- Mix it with milk and sweeten it with honey and drink it. It is beneficial for lightening the complexion and increasing sexual power. If flixweed is eaten with milk every day for ten days, it will cause gaining weight and eliminate phlegm disorders.
3- Rinse it with water and boil it with rose water or pure water until it blooms and eat it. It makes you vomit and is used in cases of poisoning that need to be vomited.
4- Pour 20 grams of it dry in the mouth and without water, wet them little by little with saliva and swallow. It cures diarrhea and gripes.
5- Mix it with cold water and a little sugar and drink it. Relieves stomach pain and dizziness.
6- Clean it, pour it in a container and rub ice on it until its color becomes light and very cool, then mix it with Sekanjebin and drink it. Treats yellow bile ebullition, dry mouth and thirst which is caused by heat, headache and hives.
7- Boil it and drink the water and seeds together. To reduce the severity of rubella and measles, smallpox and scarlet fever is useful, give its decoction with rock candy to children when they get cold and constipation, it is very useful.
8- Make a suppository from it and put it in the vagina at night. It is useful for healing uterine ulcer and helping childbirth.
9- Boil its leaves. It is astringent, it is useful for vitamin C deficiency.
Note: It causes headaches in some temperaments, its modifier is tragacanth.


It is a plant of the Curciferae family, annual and biennial. From Stocks genus and is about eighty centimeters high. The lower part of the plant has a cover of hair and the top of the plant has no hair and in some cases the whole plant has no hair. Its leaves have deep incisions and are divided two or three times. The fruit is a long pod 15 to 35 mm long and 1 mm wide to the right, with the seeds inside the pod. The seeds are small, slightly elongated and reddish or dark red. This plant grows wildly in gardens and deserts. This plant grows in many parts of Iran, China, India and some parts of Pakistan.

Chemical Constituents

Fatty acid, Oleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, Monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, cis-β-ocimene, longicyclene, menthol, neoisomenthyl acetate, alloaromadendrene, Volatile oils, Benzyl, allyl, propenyl-isothiocyanate and allyl disulfide constituents, Cardiac glycoside, Flavonoids, Quercetine, kaempferol, isorhamnetine, Coumarins, Scopoletine, Scopoline, Xanthtoxol, isoscopoline, psoralene, xanthtoxin, bergaptane.

Medical disclaimer

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