The lesser talked Mighty Mustard Seeds
The lesser talked mighty mustard seeds! Works for Cancer, Rheumatic Arthirits, 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 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 mirosinase 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 the 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
Ageing: Mustard seeds make for a great source of carotene and lutein. It is also a great power house of vitamin A, C and K. Together these nutrients make for an excellent antioxidant.
Fights infections: Mustard seeds contain a good amount of sulphur 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 strengthen 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 fishes. 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.