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Indian Mustard

English Name :- Indian Mustard

Botanical Name :- Brassica juncea

Family :- BRASSICACEAE

Parts - Used:- Seeds

Habit :- A small erect herb with simple leaves but lamina is deeply incised, Light yellow flowers 

Taste :- Pungent

Chemical Constituents :- Seeds Contains:- Essentials Oils, Isothiocyanates, 2  Antithiamine compounds, Flavonol glycosides, It also contain Protein, Oil & Fibres Oil is  more clear and doesn’t give smell like Indian Colza.

USAGES

Oil Cures swelling and Colic, Leucorrhoea, Polyuria, Oil added with garlic juice: applied externally in Rheumatic arthritis, oil is Antispasmogenic and Neuralgic, Sour Water of Rai is Anthelmintic.

  • It is excellently rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, potassium, calcium and sodium and also in proteins and fibers.
  • It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acid, plant sterols and vitamin B complex and vitamin E.
  • The seeds have anti-inflammatory and reduce inflammations in asthma, arthritis and rheumatic affections.
  • Possess anti cancer activity and lower the risk of gastrointestinal and colorectal cancers.
  • Lowers cholesterol and risk of heart diseases.
  • They stimulate digestive secretions, improve digestion and boost metabolism.
  • When applied as a paste on the head they arrest hair fall and help in hair growth.
  • The seeds act as aphrodisiac.
  • The seeds oil relieves muscle pain, arthritic and rheumatic pains.
  • They have diuretic and laxative properties, aid in detoxifying the body.
  • It improves female fertility.
  • Its seeds are a good source of oil which is highly beneficial.
A word of caution
Disclaimer

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.