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Wasabia japonica has many interactions with a number of different species.  One example is shown on http://wasabi.org/articles/chemical-extracts-not-cutting-the-mustard/, which explains the relationship between myrosinase and the plant chemicals like isothiocyanates and glucosinolates.  As was stated on the home page of this website, isothiocyantes are reported to be anti-cancer agents.  The reason for this is the symbiotic relationship between the glucosinolates and the isothiocyanates in the herb's rhizome.  Wasabi's isothiocyanate potency is around forty times more than any other vegetable.