How to Improve Your Digestion and Much More With Mustard!

Mustard is commonly termed as Sarshapa in Ayurveda. It is used internally as well as externally in the form of oil, powder and paste.

Properties of Mustard According to Ayurveda-

  • Guna (qualities)- Laghu (light), Snigdha (unctuous).
  • Rasa (taste)- Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter).
  • Vipaka (Post- digestion)- Katu (pungent).
  • Veerya (potency)- Ushna (hot).
  • Effect on Dosha- Vata Kaphahara (pacifies vata and kapha) and increases pitta.

Health Benefits of Mustard

  • Improves your digestion and prevents flatulence, pain abdomen, and worm infestation.
  • Reduces inflammation,itching and prevents recurrence of contact dermatitis.
  • Mustard paste application fastens the suppuration of boils or abscess, reduces joint swelling, stiffness, and pain.
  • Decrease bad cholesterol, blood pressure and promotes a healthy heart.
  • It is a good expectorant and decongestant, very beneficial in sinusitis and productive cough.
  • Stimulates hair growth and strengthen the hair roots.
  • Enhances thyroid function.
  • Mustard is the source of calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.

Additional Reading:

How to Use Mustard Oil to Improve Your Health

Mustard Seeds – An Overview

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