The lesser talked mighty mustard seeds! Works for Cancer, Rheumatic Arthritis, Hypertension, Menopausal Relief.
Mustard seed is the second most popular spice that is traded around the world. Mustard seeds belong to the mustard plant and is a part of the cruciferous plant family, this same family of plant includes cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and even cauliflower. It is popularly known as ‘Sarso’ or ‘Rai’
Cancer Treatment: The presence of compounds like Isothiocyanates, Sinigrin, glucosinolates, and myrosinase in mustard seeds are known phytochemicals to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Selenium content in mustard seeds provides good resistance to the body against cancer cell formation, also known to slow down the rate of development of cancer cells and act as an anti-oxidant
Rheumatic Arthritis: The selenium and magnesium content in Mustard seeds helps in providing relief from RA pain
Dietary Fiber: An excellent source of dietary fibers that improve digestion in the body. They make bowel movements better, thus improving the overall metabolism of the body. The fiber content here is mostly soluble making it effective for use.
Blood Pressure & Menopausal Relief: The nutrients present in mustard seeds like copper, iron, magnesium, and selenium also assist in the treatment of blood pressure and menopause relief
Asthma: The presence of minerals like copper, magnesium, iron, and selenium in it are responsible for the prevention of Asthma Attacks
Aging: Mustard seeds make for a great source of carotene and lutein. It is also a great powerhouse of vitamin A, C, and K. Together these nutrients make for an excellent antioxidant.
Fights infections: Mustard seeds contain a good amount of sulfur which is known for its anti-fungal properties. They help ward off skin infections.
Hair: Mustard seeds contain protein, calcium, vitamin A and E, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. All of these together strengthens your hair from within. Strengthened hair means lesser hair fall too. Mustard seeds also contain fatty acids which are known to condition your hair from deep within. It also gives hair a good shine and bounce.
Removes Odour: If your jars start to smell like the spices or ingredients you store in them, using mustard seeds can help. Warm a little water and add it to the jar. Also, add a little mustard seed paste to the jar and shake it well. Pour it out. You would be surprised how the smell goes away.
How to use mustard seeds in your daily diet:
Mustard seeds are largely used for tempering dishes. Use it in non-vegetarian dishes to enhance the taste of meats and fish. Use for pickling and in chutneys. Another great way of putting mustard seeds to use is in salad dressings. Use Brown mustard seeds for garnishing, once sautéed in oil a little.
Make sure you don’t overcook mustard seeds or their taste may turn bitter. Enjoy this versatile seed in your daily diet to get the best benefits.