Mustard is a versatile cruciferous vegetable that has been quite popularly cultivated in North Africa, Asia, and Europe more like an herb. It belongs to the Brassica family, similar to broccoli and cabbage. It has three variants – white mustard which is also referred to as yellow mustard and is used in the preparation of the famous yellow mustard condiment; brown mustard that offers a sharp pungent taste, and black mustard that is famously known for its strong aroma and flavor.
The leaves of this plant as well as its seeds and oil are excellent sources of dietary fiber, vitamins (A, K, and C), and minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus).
How Does It Work Against Aches And Pains?
Mustard possess rubefacient (redness producing) properties, has analgesic effects and can provide relief from muscular aches. Poultice, or plaster, made from its seeds can help in reducing pains and spasms. However, it is advised to use a linen sheet between the skin and the mustard plaster as the plaster has warmer effects and may cause sore blistering if applied directly on the naked skin (1).
When it comes to joint pain, a plaster with warm mustard seed oil can be used and applied to our swollen, arthritic joints. The heat this salve produces may help improve blood flow to the area and provide you with some arthritis pain relief (2).
Another way of using mustard for achy muscles is by having a mustard-infused bath. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of mustard and 1 teaspoon of Epsom salts in warm running bath water. Mustard works by amplifying the therapeutic effects of the salts, thus providing relief from muscle pains at a much faster rate than bathing with them alone. Soak in the bath for about 20 and then be sure to shower off to avoid the lingering scent of mustard on the skin. Likewise, a foot bath with 1 tablespoon mustard in a pan of warm to hot water can also possibly provide some help from an exhausting long day of standing (3).
Other Benefits Provided By Mustard Plant
- Could boost immunity
- Rich in disease-fighting antioxidants
- May benefit heart health
- It may be good for eye health
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