What is it?
Common name: Mohari, Tikkya, Rai, Serson
Botanical name: Brassica alba
Part used: seed
From spicy gourmet mustard to plain yellow, many people enjoy the pungent flavor of mustard. You might enjoy mustard on your hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, and other foods, but did you know mustard is pretty good for you as well? Mustard provides a range of health benefits, some of which might surprise you.
The mustard plaster (powder & cold water) is a time-honored remedy for the congested chest. Mustard is a rubefacient, which causes the skin to feel warm, and opens the lungs to make breathing easier. The plaster should, however, never be applied directly to the skin as it may cause painful blistering. A layer of lint (or thin) material should be put between the mustard paste and the skin and the poultice should be removed as soon as it becomes uncomfortable. The same plaster has also been used to relieve arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, paralysis of limbs and other muscular pains.
What is in it?
Mustard seeds powder are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as a good source of iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium, protein, niacin and dietary fiber.
How it will help you?
· Include powdered mustards in salad dressings, egg dishes, pickles, marinades and vinaigrettes.
· Yellow Mustard seeds powder can be used as a condiment in a variety of dishes. Mustard seeds can be used as is or can be roasted in a skillet.
· Mustard powder has been used to heal such common ailments as a cold, flu and headaches
How to take?
ORAL: No typical dosage. However, traditionally, to "brighten and clear" the voice, mustard flour, or powdered mustard, is stirred with honey to form balls. One or two of these honey balls are taken on an empty stomach (18).
TOPICAL: No typical dosage. However, traditionally, as a foot bath, 20-30 grams of mustard powder is typically mixed in 1 liter of water (18). For a mustard bath, 150 grams of mustard flour in a pouch is commonly placed in the bath (18). For local application, 4 tablespoons (50-70 grams) of the powdered seeds are usually mixed with warm water to form a soft material, which is applied for 10-15 minutes for adults and 5-10 minutes for children older than 6 years of age (2, 18). Decrease the application time in individuals with sensitive skin (2). Treatment should not exceed two weeks (2, 12, 18, 19).
What should you remember?
Overuse may blister the skin. Do not use it if your thyroid function is low or if taking thyroxine.
This drug is HIGHLY TOXIC and both powder and solution must be handled and administered with care. Inhalation of dust or vapors and contact with skin or mucous membranes, especially those of the eyes, must be avoided. Avoid exposure during pregnancy. Due to the toxic properties of mechlorethamine (e.g., corrosivity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity), special handling procedures should be reviewed prior to handling and followed diligently.
Why you should buy it?
· Pure Ayurveda herb sourced naturally and processed manually
· Free of pesticides and insecticides
· No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It’s truly natural
· Handled with love to gift you the mother earth’s love