Mustard translated from Hindi “vanarsi rai” means “wealth of Benares”.
Before adding to the dish, mustard seeds are roasted in oil This activates the aromatic oils in them, and they fully reveal their spicy and medicinal properties and imbue the food with their hot nutty aroma. Spicy mustard seeds light the fire of digestion, stimulate the work of the stomach and intestines.
Mustard grain contains mustard oil, alkaloids and protein. Black mustard is the richest source of carbohydrates, fats, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other nutrients.
- The pungent taste of black mustard seeds contributes to a warming effect on the human body.
- Mustard has a calming effect on kapha and vata, but in the case of its excess, it leads to an excited state of pitta. .
- This spice can ignite the digestive fire, suppress the appetite, increase the secretion of gastric juice, improve metabolism and help digest heavy food.
- It is recommended as an effective remedy for intestinal weakness and constipation.
In Ayurveda, black mustard is used not only internally, but also externally
For example, with joint pains
Mustard cake ground into powder is often used in the form of bandages and compresses.
A good therapeutic effect can be brought by short-term foot baths made of mustard powder for colds.