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English name: black mustard.

Synonymy: ajenabo, alezna, loparda.

Description: Grass's annual cruciferous family, sometimes reaching up to 1 meter tall, yellow flowers that grow in clusters terminals and seeds rounded very small, less than 1 mm. in diameter. The seeds are used medicinally.

Habitat: It grows by itself in fields and uncultivated land uncultivated throughout Europe and America.

The black mustard has been used in connection with the following pathologies.

Medicinal use.




Historical or traditional use (may or may not be backed by scientific studies)

The Greeks were in great esteem the healing properties of the seeds of mustard, and attributed his finding to ∆sculapius.

Active components: The whole plant contains a glycoside (sinigrina) which by action of the enzyma mironasa, it becomes essential oil of sulfur strong lever action. The mucilages which also contain the seeds, offset part of the action lever. The mustard is used in the form of flour, which is applied with cataplasms effective in cases of rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, lung congestion and acute bronchitis. Draws blood into the skin of the areas where it is applied, thus easing the tissues and internal organs.

Has been used in ancient baths feet to relieve headaches caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (influenza, sinusitis, colds) or hypertension.

How much should I take?

For external use, mustard flour, mixed with linseed to cushion its irritating effect, apply in cataplasms hot once or twice daily for 10 to 15 minutes.

For foot (foot baths) was dissolved 10 to 15 gr. mustard flour in 3 liters of hot water, and baŠan feet for 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.

There are side effects or interactions?

Mustard via internal is very irritating and is strongly discouraged, particularly for people who suffer from dyspepsia or gastro - duodenal ulcers.

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