Origin: Derived from the seeds of Brassica juneica native to the sub-Himalayan plains of northern India
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Overview: Oriental mustard seeds are derived from a plant called Brassica juneica or Chinese hot mustard. The seeds are often ground into a powder and mixed with water to create a spicy and pungent condiment.
It is rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and ant-oxidants. It is also an excellent source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine (vitaminB-6), pantothenic acid. These help with enzyme synthesis, nervous system function, regulating body metabolism, and lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
It is also a rich source of minerals such as calcium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium and zinc.
- Food flavoring
- Topical treatment for inflammatory conditions
- Reducing inflammation
- Fighting harmful bacteria
Common Dosage: Currently, there is limited clinical trials that can help guide dosage recommendations for oriental mustard seeds.