A decoction of the leaves or stems is used in the treatment of cancer.
The powdered seed is said to be a folk remedy for cancer.
The crushed ripe seeds are used as a poultice on burns.
Some caution should be exercised here since the seed of most brassicas is rubefacient.
The root when boiled with lard is used for breast tumours.
A salve derived from the flowers is said to help skin cancer.