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Black Mustard:

The black mustard seeds were known from a long time ago. It was used in cooking and also as a medicine. Its botanical name is Brassica nigra or Sinapis nigra .Its Arabic name is Khardal, Khardal aswad(black). Its common name is black mustard or Grocerís mustard.



Medicinal uses

Historically, mustard has always held an important place in medicine. It is used in herbal medicine, especially as a rubefacient poultice. The ancient Greeks believed it had been created by Asclepious, the god of healing, as a gift to mankind. Mustard plasters are still used today as counter-irritants. Over the years mustard has been prescribed for scorpion stings and snake bites, epilepsy, toothache, bruises, stiff neck, rheumatism, colic and respiratory troubles. It is a strong emetic (used to induce vomiting) and rubefacient (an irritant) that draws the blood to the surface of the skin to warm and comfort stiff muscles. It is useful in bath water or as a foot bath.

Culinary uses

Black mustard is more important as a spice and oil plant, especially in India. Indian mustard oil is really essential for the authentic flavours of several Indian regional cuisines. Mustard oil produced in Bengal often contains enough isothiocynates to have a pungent mustard flavour and is often used as a flavouring, e.g., by dribbling the oil over boiled vegetables before serving.



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