Jakhya Scientific Name
Jakhya Other Names
English: Jakhya, Wild Mustard, Asian Spider flower
Hindi: Jakhya, Jakia
What is Jakhya?
Jakhya is also known as Jakhiya or Jakia in Sanskrit, is an important medicinal herb used in Ayurveda. It is called Wild Mustard and the seeds are dark brown to black in color, mainly used to add texture to foods. Jakhya seed oil is found to help treat infantile convulsions and mental disorders. Jakhya leaves are also used in treating ulcers and promoting wound healing.
Common forms of Jakhya
Jakhya is commonly used for:
- Treating infantile convulsions and other mental disorders
- Promoting wound healing
- Treating and curing ulcers
- Treating fever and inflammations
- Treating bronchitis
No scientific evidence for therapeutic dosage. Mostly used in cooking.
Jakhya Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.