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Yellow sarson

English Name :- Yellow sarson

Botanical Name :- Brassica campestris


Parts - Used:- Seeds and Oil

Habit :- A small erect, herb, having different types of leaves; Flowers yellow, with long terminal raceme, Fruits long thin siliqua.

Taste :- Bitter

Chemical Constituents :- Alkaloid- Cinapene; Myrocene, Cinigrin, Inosyte, Albumins, Gums, Coloring matter, Volatile oil, Erucic acid; Protein. Actions:- Bitter, Fatty, Pungant, Digestive (Leaves) Laxative; Seeds & Leaves, Antipuritic.


Alliviate kapha, Carminative, Increases Apitize Scorbutic Spermatorrheal, Puritic, worms infestation Leucoderma, Leprosy, Epilepsy, Insomnia, Dental Disorder.

  • Its leaves are rich in dietary fiber and low in calories and fat. This removes constipation.
  • Its leaves are highly rich in Vitamin K, A, B complex and C and folates so it maintains a good health.
  • Its leaves are highin potassium, manganese, iron, copper, calcium and magnesium so keep the body in good health.
  • Sarson Da Saag’ is a very tasty and popular dish in winter and cures enlarged spleen.
  • It stimulates appetite and salivation, tone digestive system.
  • This herb is antiseptic anti fungal and removes stomach ailments.
  • This herb is detoxifying so it removes the toxic elements out from the body.
  • The presence of sulphur in it is highly beneficial in skin diseases.
  • It has decongestant properties and clears the sinus and lungs of congestion when applied on chest.
  • Mustard greens boost metabolism reduces frequency of migraine attacks.
  • It lowers cholesterol levels, blood pressure and prevents plaque deposition in arteries and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
  • Poultice of hot compress of mustard greens can reduce muscle sprains, swellings and pain.
  • It boosts immunity relieves stress and insomnia and reduces cancer risk.
  • Its oil mixed with rock salt when rubbed on teeth removes dental problems.
  • Its oil mixed with turmeric is used to cure wounds and worm infections.
  • Its seeds are a good source of oil which is used as cooking medium in every house.
A word of caution

Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self administering this herb.