Mustard Kadugu

Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant
White,black ,brownand yellow are the different types of Mustard

the Greeks valued the medicinal properties of mustard so highly that they considered it a gift to mankind, created by Asciepious, the god of healing.

English Mustard is among the strongest, made from only mustard
French Mustard, or Moutarde de Dijon, has vinegar and other edulcorants added,
and is milder. German Mustard or Senf is milder stil

Commonly paired with meats and cheeses, mustard is also a popular addition to sandwiches, hamburgers, hot pickling,sausage making, and in boiling vegetables such as cabbage.

It is also used as an ingredient in many dressings, glazes, sauces, soups, and marinades; as a cream or a seed, mustard is used in the cuisine of India, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, northern Europe, the British Isles, the Balkan States, Asia, North America, and Africa, making it one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.

Prized for its oils, mustard plants grow wild in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, and is grown commercially in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Health uses

1. Sore Throat Relief -
Mustard can be used as an ingredient of a natural sore throat relieving solution.
Mix mustard with some lemon juice, a spoon of salt, honey and a half cup of hot water. Let the solution settle for about 10 minutes. Once done, gargle the solution until your throat clears.repeat it for 2 days

2.Chest Decongestant
you can rub mustard paste on your chest. Place a cloth, soaked in hot water, on top of the mustard. Within minutes, you will feel better. Do the same for your back and if you have sinusitis, your forehead.

3.This popular condiment has been used since prehistory, as well as in ancient Chinese, Greek, and Roman kitchens to prevent rancidity in meats.

4. It can help regulate irregular heartbeat, cholesterol and blood sugar levels because of its magnesium content.

5. Ground mustard seed in a foot bath helps relieve respiratory congestion.

6. Mustard greens are a good source of beta carotenes, calcium, and iron,
as well as vitamin C.

7.Mustard oil, by mildly irritating the skin, stimulates circulation, which relieves muscle pain.
Mustard poultices have been attributed to relieving certain cases of bronchitis and pleurisy.

8.When ingested internally in small amounts, the ingredients of mustard can be used as a laxative or to improve digestion.

9.taken in mild doses, extracts tend to slightly inflame the stomach, causing perspiration. Perspiring is sometimes helpful in treating fevers, colds, and influenza.

10.Drinking a teaspoon of seeds in a glass of water will typically cause vomiting within 10 minutes. This treatment is therefore sometimes used in emergency treatment of alcohol or drug overdoses.

11.The Chinese further use medicinal mustard to treat ulcers, abscesses, and pain resulting from rheumatism and lumbago

12.Additional medicinal uses of mustard include attacking venom from snake bites and scorpion stings, relieving pain

13.from bruises or a stiff neck, and relieving colic and respiratory problems.

14. Oil from mustard seed hulls is said to promote hair growth.

15.It has also been cited as an agent that helps cure ringworm

16.Brown mustard is also sometimes used as a food supplement to increase body levels of iron, zinc, chromium and selenium.

17. Its oil is often used in the administration of massage therapy.

18. Brown mustard contains a highly odorous and irritating chemical, allyl isothiocyanate. This compound has been used to produce mustard gas as a chemical weapon in times of war.

19 T.he seeds and leaves of brown mustard contain several complex chemicals. They include enzymes, glucosinates, sulphur, protein, and mucilage. Because of the actions of these chemicals, some surgeons in the past used a paste of brown mustard to disinfect their hands before operating on patients.

20. Weed Growth Prevention -
According to scientists, the substances released by white mustard seed onto the soil can prevent the growth of weed and other pesky plants

21. Hair Conditioner
- Mustard oil, in terms of treating damaged hair, works like a top quality hair conditioner.

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