Prevents Cancer

Being a member of Brassica family, the seeds of a mustard plant contain generous amounts of healthy phytonutrients called glucosinolates which can prove valuable against various cancers such as the bladder, colon, and cervical cancer. Various studies have suggested that the anti-cancer effects of these components inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and even guard against the formation of such malignant cells.

Treats Psoriasis

The tiny mustard seeds are effective against psoriasis, which is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Research studies have validated its effectiveness in curing the inflammation and lesions associated with psoriasis.

Relieves Contact Dermatitis

Mustard seeds offer therapeutic relief in contact dermatitis. Investigative research has suggested that consumption of its seeds helps in healing the symptoms associated with contact dermatitis such as healing of tissues and reduction in swelling.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

The cardioprotective properties of mustard oil possibly attribute to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids among other helpful components. Studies conducted to assess its effects on the patients suspected of a heart attack demonstrated positive results with respect to reduction in the rate of cardiac arrhythmia, decrease in the ventricular enlargement and the chest pain associated with it.

Relief from Respiratory Disorders

Mustard seeds have been valued for their therapeutic effects in curing cold and sinus problems. It is a wonderful decongestant and expectorant which helps in clearing the mucus in the air passage. In Ayurveda, its seeds are considered as a food with the warmer tendency and are prized for its healing effects in calming vata and kapha. Since ages, different home remedies have involved the usage of mustard seeds or oil for treating a range of sinus related ailments. They include an addition of ground mustard seeds in a foot soak for releasing the congestion in the respiratory organs and gargling with tea made of mustard seeds for soothing a sore throat to name a few. The heating qualities of this plant penetrate deeply inside the tissues and clean the excess mucus buildup.

The seeds have also been found effective in curing chronic bronchitis. Plaster or poultice made of its seeds has been used since olden times for treating bronchitis and to stimulate healthy blood circulation in the body.

Cures Aches

Poultice or plaster made from mustard seeds helps in curing pains and spasms as well. Mustard has rubefacient properties and hence when applied as a plaster, exercises analgesic effects and provides relief from the paralysis of limbs, rheumatism, and other muscular aches. Another important advice to note here is that mustard plaster has warm effects and may cause sore blistering if applied directly on the naked skin. To avoid that, linen sheet should be used amidst the skin and the plaster.

Poison Repulsion

Mustard seeds possess protective emetic qualities which resist the effects of poison on the body. A decoction made with its seeds helps in cleansing the body especially if the poisoning is caused by narcotics or excess intake of alcohol.

Antifungal Effects against Ringworms

Anti-bacterial properties of mustard seeds have been proven effective in curing the lesions caused by ringworm. Topical application of a paste made of mustard seeds on clean skin washed with warm water helps in soothing the symptoms associated with ringworms.

Skin & Hair Care

Mustard seeds can be used for skin and hair care. Here are some ways you can enjoy the benefits they offer.

  • Natural scrub: Mustard seeds are a natural scrub. You can add it to either lavender or rose essential oil. Use this mix to scrub your face and exfoliate dead skin.
  • Hydrates skin: Mustard seeds, used with aloe vera gel, can act as a great combination to hydrate your skin. It removes all impurities from your face and nourishes it from within (10).
  • Slows ageing: Mustard seeds make for a great source of carotene and lutein. It is also a great power house of vitamin A, C and K. Together these nutrients make for an excellent antioxidant.
  • Fights infections: These seeds contain a good amount of sulphur which is known for its anti-fungal properties. They help ward off skin infections.
  • Hair growth: Mustard seeds, are a good source of Vitamin A, a great nutrient for hair growth. It is also a great stimulant which leads to faster hair growth
  • Strengthens hair: Mustard seeds contain protein, calcium, vitamin A and E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. All of these together strengthen your hair from within.
  • Conditions: Mustard seeds contain fatty acids. These are known to condition your hair from deep within. It also gives hair a good shine and bounce.

Healing Effect on Nerves

As mentioned above, the mustard plant has heat inspiring nature which may benefit some individuals suffering from nerve damage. It helps in stimulating the healing process by arousing the impulses and has an invigorating effect on the nerves.

Controls Diabetes

Mustard is excellent for diabetics. Studies have demonstrated the anti-oxidation activities of a mustard plant which helps in neutralizing the effects of oxygen free molecules and protects against the damages caused by oxidative stress in diabetics.

A part of the Brassica family and related to Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage, the mustard is a tall Mediterranean plant that grows 5- to 6 1/2-foot tall. It bears bright yellow flowers and its pods contain up to 20 tiny and flavorful seeds.

Mustard seeds have been around since almost 5,000 years. They’re known to have numerous benefits since they’re low in calories and high in nutritional value and have a lot of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. These two mentions of mustard seeds illustrate the importance it has in our human history.

From the Buddhist tradition: Kisa Gotami, wife of the wealthy Savatthi, became distraught after losing her only child. With every ounce of her being in grief she became desperate and asked if anyone could help her. An old man told her to go see the Buddha. The Buddha said he could bring her child back to life, but first she needed to bring him a mustard seed from a family where no one had died. She went from house to house to house, and was unsuccessful in finding a family who hadn’t suffered the loss of a loved one. This led her to realize that no one escapes mortality. She went back to the Buddha who comforted and taught her the truth, which led her into the first stage of enlightenment.

And from the Christian tradition: He said, “How will we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable will we illustrate it? It’s like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are on the earth, yet when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of the sky can lodge under its shadow.”

— Mark 4:30–32, World English Bible

In both traditions, the mustard seed represents a larger issue that stems from something tiny. It is a support for anyone in need.

There are 40 varieties of mustard plants, however, the most common source for mustard seeds are:

  • Black mustard (Brassica nigra): This plant produces black mustard seeds and are revered in Middle East and Asia Minor, where they are originally from.
  • Brown mustard (Brassica juncea):5 From its roots in the Himalayas, the seeds of brown mustard are now popularly used by Chinese restaurants in North America.
  • White mustard (Sinapis alba): Despite its name, this mustard plant, which originated from the Mediterranean, actually bears tan-colored seeds that are mixed with dye to produce yellow mustard.

Usually, mustard plants can be found in states across the U.S. and in provinces in Southern Canada. But because of their ability to grow in temperate weather, mustard plants can also grow in other countries. Hungary, Great Britain, India and Canada are also major producers of mustard seeds, allowing the seeds to become a prominent fixture in the global spice trade.


Preparation & Dosage

Internal use: take 8-10 grains of mustard and add to a cup of cold or hot water. If you use cold water, let it sit overnight. If you use hot water, let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Drink twice a day before meals, in the morning and in the evening.

External use: To use it as an addition to your bath, chop or crush 100-200 g of mustard seeds and put in bathing water. To prepare a poultice, chop 50-70 g of seeds and mix with warm water. Wrap the milled mass in a cloth, gauze or canvas. Keep it on the affected site for 5-10 minutes. The application should not be longer than two weeks.

You could enjoy making your own mustard or use it as a spice, in your rice, meats or vegetables. Fry the seeds until they start popping and add them to your food. Be careful not to burn them, because they might be unpleasantly bitter.

FDA Disclaimer: These statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet, using any new product, drug, supplement, or doing any new exercises.

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