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Scientific name of Mustard: Brassica juncea    

Name of Mustard in different languages:

Sanskrit: Sarshapa

 Hindi: Sarswom-सरसोंRayi राई

Tamil: Kaduku-கடுகு

 Malayalam: Kaduku കടുക്   

Plant description:

Mustard is an erect, annual herb grow up to 50-60 cm in height, pale green, leaves are comparatively big, finely serrated margin, venation reticulated, the flowers are yellow in color, borne in clusters, the seeds contain in a pod, 1 to 1.5 inch in length, and it is green, it becomes pale yellow when it is ripe.

Useful plant parts:

Seed, oil

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Wedge Margin-Finely serrated Venation-Reticulated
 Cuneate-wedge-shaped  Margin_Finely-Serrated  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

To reduce rheumatic, vita pain, to treat asthma, Athlete’s foot, the common ache of arm and leg.

Chemical content:

Selaniyam (prepare from mustard), volatile and a pesticide

How to prepare medicines:

Apply oil on knee to reduce rheumatic pain

It one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Prabhanjana Vimardanam Tailam 

Somaraji Oil 

Pathyadi Choornam

Sarshapadi Choornam

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