Monday, February 10, 2014

Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds:

Mustard seeds are very tiny round seeds and available in various colors Black(most pungent taste), brown(slightly stronger taste) and white(mildest taste) colors. Mustard seed powder and mustard oil are popular in south India. Those were used widely in preparing mango pickles. It is one of spice used in Indian kitchens. In Hindi it is called as Rai or Lal sarsu .In Telugu it is called as 'Avalu'. 
mustard - white
Nutritional value with mustard seeds:
  • Mustard seeds + cotton plant leaves paste act as antidote for scorpion bite when applied on affected area.
  • Mustard seed paste smell can wake up a person who went down by severe nervous disorder disease called epilepsy.
  • Mustard seeds paste with jaggery will stop diarrhea(water motions).
  • Mustard seed oil is used to massage testicle to treat hydrocele swellings.
  • Mustard seed oil mixed with pomegranate bark paste used to massage on breast to get tight and attractive breast in women.
  • Mustard seed oil heated with Indian gum Arabic tree flowers is used to cure ear disorders when applied after cooling the oil.
  • Mustard seeds (fried) with curd rice will cure Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) disease.
  • Mustard seed oil with red chilli powder will act as antidote for dog bite and kills the poison within 4 days when applied on affected area.
  • Mustard seed oil is used in treatment to cure elephant leg.
  • Black mustard seed oil is used to massage on throat to relieve pain and bulges.
  • Black mustard seed paste will relieve migraines when applied on head.
  • Black mustard seed paste with mustard oil is used to treat bold head.
  • Black mustard seed oil will eliminate cold and cough when applied on foot and chest.
  • White mustard seeds will helps digestion.
  • White mustard seed oil will eliminate cough, fights with gastric troubles, treats various skin diseases and helps to gain healthy hair.
  • White mustard seed oil is very useful in treating piles and allergies.
  • White mustard seeds with jaggery and guggul used to treat bulges and boils.
  • White mustard seed oil will cure all types of ear infections.
  • White mustard seed paste with cow ghee will cure stye(eye infections).
  • White mustard seeds(10 grams) + Camphor(1.5 grams) + cow ghee(100grams)  will eliminate Chronic rhinitis (bulge in nose) when applied on affected area.
  • White mustard seed paste will eliminate tooth pains when gargled with water.
  • White mustard seed paste will eliminate dandruff, lice and hair loss when applied on hair. Useful in treating bald head.
  • White mustard seeds(5grams) with honey and ghee will cure cough , Bronchiolitis and asthma.
  • White mustard seed oil is used to treat piles. Oil should be applied on affected area.
  • White mustard seeds(2 grams) + sugar will cure indigestion.
  • White mustard seeds paste is massaged to treat sciatica.
  • White mustard seeds with camphor are used to cure knee pains.
  • Mustard seeds contain isothiocyanates which acts as anti-cancer agents.
  • Mustard seeds contain selenium and magnesium which fights against Asthma ,migraine and difficulties at menopause in women.
  • Mustard seeds  lower blood pressure and protects the heart.
  • Mustard seeds contain omega-fatty acids, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
  • Brown mustard seeds or Indian mustard seeds contain selenium, Zinc ,iron and chromium. 
  • Mustard seeds are rich in protein with oil.The whole seed contains 44% of protein and 48% of Oil.
Cautions with Mustard seeds:
  • Mustard seed paste when applied on skin it should be rinse as quickly as possible. It will give allergic reaction if it was kept in contact with skin for long time. 10-20mins is preferable time.
  • Mustard seed paste packed in cloth is called as mustard plaster. It is used to avoid direct contact of paste on skin.
  • Mustard seeds shouldn't consume in large amounts. Only minute amounts of consumption are safe.


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