Mustard seeds,poularly known as ‘Sarso‘ or ‘Rai‘ in Hindi, in Tamil and Malayalam they call it ‘Kadugu‘, it is known as ‘Avalu‘ in Telugu, ‘Rai‘ in Gujarati, ‘Shorshe‘ in Bengali, ‘Mohori‘ in Marathi and ‘Rai‘ in Punjabi.
Mustard seeds are used to make mustard sauce which is used in many american dishes. This sauce is generally served with hot dogs. These amazing seeds also have many medicinal benefits and have been used as home remedies for ages. These seeds are available in three varieties i.e. white, brown and black. One will find mustard seeds being used as a spice in many cuisines like Greeks, Roman, Asian and African.
So here are the benefits of Mustard seeds for Health, Skin and Hair
Mustard Seeds/Sarso/Rai Health Benefits
1. Rich in Antioxidants
It becomes a health benefiting spice for many people because of the presence of Anti-Oxidants and Phyto-nutrients. Medicines containing antioxidants are selling like hot cakes in US markets and regular use of Mustard can act as a substitute in many cases.
2. Loaded with Vitamins
It is a one-stop shop for Vitamin deficiencies, it is rich in essential B-complex vitamins like niacin and thiamin, which helps in the process of enzyme synthesis, regulation of nervous system, function and increased metabolism.
3. Regulates Blood Pressure
Regular consumption of Mustard can help an individual in controlling the ailments of blood pressure and triglyceride levels in the body. As mustard seeds contain copper, iron, magnesium and selenium which are all known to manage blood pressure levels in the body.
4. integrity of mucous membranes
Mustard is good for your skin and it can be contributed to the presence of vitamin E, gamma tocopherol it is a lipid-soluble antioxidant that helps in maintaining the integrity of mucous membranes.
5. Relief from Joint Pain
Mustard owns a kingdom of relief when we check its virtue as a massage oil, it is helpful in muscle pain and arthritic pain. Mustard oil contains selenium and magnesium which helps in providing relief from joint pain. Now they are adding it in the process of Panchakarma by Ayurveda.
6. Hair Growth Stimulant
It also acts as a hair growth stimulant when you rub mustard oil on the scalp. This is a very common practice in countries like India and western world is catching up.
7. Natural Laxative
It acts to improve the condition of gastric mucosa, in other words it is a natural laxative. This is a great medicinal property because laxative often loses their potency on the body in the case of regular users.
8. Lowers Cholesterol
Regular consumption of mustard oil help is lowering the number of bad cholesterol in the body. This makes it a right choice for the people suffering from cholesterol problem.
9. Loaded with Copper
A substantial amount of copper is present in the red blood cells; this copper helps the human body in producing more Red blood cells. Mustard is a great source of copper in the body.
10. Good for Diabetics
Mustard is high in calorie and provides healthy fiber content to the patients suffering from diabetes.
11. Improves Metabolism
Iron present in mustard seeds is easy to digest by the body and supports the process cellular metabolism considerably.
12. Cancer Fighting Properties
Glucosinolates and mirosinase compounds found in mustard seeds are known to use phytochemicals to stop the growth of cancer cells. Mustard seeds help the body to fight against the formation of cancer especially colon cancer and bladder cancer.
13. Contains Healthy Fats
The presence of omega 3 fatty acids makes it fit for being a good food for cardiovascular health. It also helps in curing chronic bronchitis as well.
14. Treats Common Cold
Ayurveda considers it among the list of food with warmer tendencies and thus it helps people suffering from the presence of mucus in air passages. Apart from it, mustard can help elderly people during winter season if they add it as a dietary supplement.
It also shows the impacts of analgesics in some conditions and it is very helpful in the case of people suffering from the paralysis of limbs.
17. Treats Migraine
Mustard seeds have a high magnesium content which works amazingly to treat Migraines. Adding a little mustard to your fish boosts the constituting omega-3 content.
18. Respiration Congestion
Congestion problems in respiration can be relieved by the intake of mustard or mustard seeds.
If you are suffering from nightshades then you must include Mustard seeds in your daily diet if you want to avoid nightshades.
20. Dietary Fibre
Mustard seeds are loaded with dietary fibres which work to improve digestion. They improve the bowel movements, thus increase the overall metabolism rate of the body. The fibre content of mustard seeds is a soluble fibre content making it effective for use.
21. Treats Asthma
Asthma patients can also benefit from Mustard seeds. As these seeds are loaded with minerals like copper, magnesium, iron and selenium which helps in the prevention of Asthma Attacks.