Mustard Seeds Scientific Name
Black Mustard Seeds: Brassica nigra
Mustard Seeds Other Names
English: White turnip
Hindi: Peeli sarso, Rai
Black Mustard Seeds:
English: Black mustard seed, Brown mustard seed, Indian mustard
German: Schwarzer Senf, Braunsenf
Hindi: Kali rai, Kali sarson, Lal sarson, Rai, Sarson
What is Mustard Seeds?
Common forms of Mustard Seeds
Seeds, Powder, Oil
Mustard Seeds is commonly used for:
- Relieving muscle spasms
- Relieving respiratory disorders
- Curing body aches
- Fighting bad breath
- Boosting metabolism
- Promoting hair growth
- Soothing colds and coughs
- Treating Osteoarthritis
- Curing Water retention (edema)
- Inducing vomiting
- Pneumonia and painful lung conditions, when applied to the affected area as a “mustard plaster”
Mustard Seeds Dosage
Oil: 2 to 4 teaspoons oil in daily cooking
Mustard Seeds Side-effects and Warnings
Common side effects: When applied to the skin, especially for a long time, black mustard can cause skin blisters and skin damage.
Not so common side effects: If taken in large amounts it might cause side effects such as throat damage, heart failure, diarrhea, drowsiness and breathing difficulties.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Certain chemicals in Mustard can induce menstruation and cause a miscarriage.
Children: Not known.
Over-consumption of Mustard oil may lead to stomach and gastrointestinal irritation and may lead to thyroid problems resulting in hyperthyroidism.