Let’s begin with mustard’s role as an expectorant. When your nose is blocked up that you hardly breath,a dollop of mustard on a hot dog.
A traditional congestion remedy is to apply a mustard poultice-made by crushing a few tablespoon of mustard seeds and adding them to a cup of flour along with a little water to make a paste-to your chest.The aroma unblocks stuffed nasal passage,while the heat increase blood circulation in the chest and make it easier to breath. Be sure to protect the chest skin by applying a thick coating of petroleum jelly before you put on the plaster.
And don’t leave the plaster on for 15 minutes or it will burn the skin.Finally wash your hand thoroughly after handling a mustard poultice and before touching your eyes.nose mouth.
Adding mustard to your food increase the flow of saliva and digestive juice-natural ways to stimulate appetite when you have been under the weather and are not eating as well as you should be.
KNOCKING OUT ATHLETE’S FOOT:
A bit of mustard powder added to a foot-bath can help to kill athlete’s foot fungus.
Seeds of its plant are rich source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Along with this, it is a good source of dietary fol-ate and vitamin A.
Being a member of Brassica family, seeds of mustard plant contains generous amounts of healthy phytonutrients called glucosinolates which can prove valuable against various cancers such as bladder cancer, colon cancer and cervical cancer. Glucosinates break down to form isothiocyanates with the help of myrosinase enzymes present in mustard. Various studies have suggested regarding the anti-cancer effects of these components present in its seeds which inhibit the growth of cancer cells and even guards against the formation of such malignant cells. The chemopreventive properties of its seeds help in restoring the levels of glutathione and stimulate the induction of apoptosis without affecting the normal healthy cells.
Migraine occurrence also reduces owing to the magnesium content present in the mustard seed. A little touch of mustard to your fish can boost the constituting omega-3 content
CAN SLOW AGEING:
Mustard is a great source of carotenes, zeaxanthins and lutein (also called flavonoid and caretonoid antioxidants) vitamin A,C and K. All these components put together make it rich in antioxidants which in turn slows the ageing process
Mustard seeds have also been considered valuable in treating the convulsions in children. Powdered mustard helps in relieving pain and discomfort caused during menstruation and stimulates blocked flow due to climatic reasons. It also assists in stimulating the metabolism and helps shed off extra fats. Its greens have very good amount of vitamin A which may help in promoting eye health and contains fibre which helps in digestion. Nutritional power of magnesium present in mustard helps in sustaining healthy tone and functioning of blood vessels. You would want to include mustard in your diet to get that much needed fire in those slothful and sluggish souls and freshen them inside out.