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English Mustard

Other Names: Mustard, Mustard Leaves, Mustard Seed, Brown Mustard,  White Mustard, Black Mustard, Sarson, Brassica Hirta, Brassica Nigra
Traditional Uses: Food, Mustard Plasters used to Treat Chest Congestion, Antiseptic Rub, Stimulate Appetite, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Gout, Rheumatism, Anorexia, Menstrual Disorders, Lethargy, Gargle for Sore Throats, Hairloss, Aids Digestion, Foot Baths for Poor Circulation, Chilblains and Upper Respiratory Mucus, Pneumonia,
Resources: Southern Europe, India, China, South Siberia, Turkey, North Africa, England, Germany Italy and Holland
Parts Used: Flower, Seeds, Extracted Oils
Administration Method: The most familiar uses of mustard, as a medicine, are external applications of poultices, plasters, and liniments. Ground or powdered seeds for poultices. The poultices are applied for 5-10 minutes to children, 10-15 minutes to adults. Just prior to application, mix 4 tablespoons of powdered seeds with warm water for a poultice.  
Herb Action: Anti-rheumatic, cardiopulmonary stimulant, hyperemic (increases blood flow), antseptic,
Health Warnng: Avoid during Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Since mustard oils are absorbed by the skin, these preparations should not be used when kidney disorders exist.  Prolonged application may result in skin and nerve damage. 
Use of the mustard should be avoided by those with gastrointestinal ulcers or inflammatory kidney diseases.
Herbal Research: Mustard


English Mustard - Home remedy for Vomiting:  If you have had too much to eat or drink and think you would feel better if you threw up, drink 1 teaspoon of mustard in a glass of warm water. If you do not vomit in 10 minutes, drink another glass of this mustard water. After a third one 10 minutes later, it should work.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications



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