"Wasabia" is the genus name for the wasabi plant (Wasabia japonica), which is a member of the Brassicaceae family, also known as the mustard or cabbage family. The wasabi plant is native to Japan and its root is often grated and used as a condiment, particularly with sushi and sashimi. Wasabi contains various bioactive compounds, including isothiocyanates, which have been reported to have several health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and cancer-preventive properties. However, it's important to note that many wasabi products available outside of Japan may not contain authentic wasabi, but rather a mixture of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring.