Medicinal Benefits of Mustard Seeds

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Mustard seeds have been around for the past 5,000 years. They are known for several health benefits as they are rich in nutritional value and low in calories. These are available in various varieties – brown Indian mustard, white mustard and black mustard as a whole and also in the form of powder.

  • Skin Disorders: Mustard oil is known for the skin since it generates warmth.
  • Digestion: These are excellent for digestion as they increase the rate of metabolism.
  • Appetite: Mustard seeds are good remedy for people suffering from bad appetite. Mix few seeds of black mustard in a glass of milk and drink this mixture 15 – 20 minutes prior to the meals.
  • Mustard seeds are rich in manganese, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, dietary fiber, zinc and iron. Try to include mustard seeds in the diet.
  • Migraine Headaches: Mustard seeds give relief from the migraine headaches and also from the migraine attacks.
  • As mustard seeds are rich in magnesium, they helps to reduce the severity of asthma attacks. These also helps to reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lowers blood pressure.
  • Congestion: Mustard seeds give relief from the congestion of lungs and head.
  • Kidney problems: For kidney problems, mustard poultice from exterior proves beneficial. But, this should be conduced in the presence of an herbalist to prevent blister formation on the skin.
  • Cancer: Consume overnight water soaked mustard seeds regularly with the empty stomach to set natural resistance against gastrointestinal tract cancer, duodenal and intestinal cancer.
  • In ancient Greece, poultice of mustard seeds was used as an immediate antidote for the scorpion sting.
  • Mustard seeds have anti fungal property and antibacterial property. Mustard seed paste can be used for curing dandruff. Mustard oil is good for hair. This prevents hair fall and retains the natural color of the hair. This keeps skin smooth and soft. The antioxidant action of erucic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid present in the mustard seeds helps to keep the skin healthy.

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