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View in Spanish: Brassica juncea con concentración de selenio alta

High-selenium Brassica juncea (BRA-sih-kuh JUN-see-uh)
that has been grown in high levels of selenium. is a plant of the cabbage family that has been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems, including arthritis, colds, stomach disorders, and tumors. The plant stores minerals, including selenium which may stop tumor cells from growing. High-selenium is being studied in the treatment of cancer. Brassica juncea is also known as Indian mustard.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.