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COLD, FLU, BRONCHITIS, COUGH, CHRONIC RHEUMATISM, LUMBAGO (BACK PAIN), LUNG PROBLEMS, CONGESTED LUNGS (EXCESS PHLEGM OR MUCOUS) POOR DIGESTION (WARM AND IMPROVE DIGESITON), LAXATIVE (IRRITANT STIMULANT), MUSCULAR SKELETAL (JOINT) PAIN
Excellent for irregularity, constipation, bronchitis, fever; as well as, symptoms of cold and flu. Mustard seed is mainly used in plaster form for bronchitis, rheumatism, and lumbago. It is sometimes added to a bath or used in foot baths for colds and flu.
Internally, a decoction of mustard seeds is taken for lung problems, such as coughs and excess phlegm, and to warm and improve the digestion. Commercially-made mustard plasters are sometimes available in drugstores and herb shops or natural food stores. Mustard has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of HOT.
Background: Mustard is well known as a culinary condiment. However, it also contains compounds that make it useful for healtlh. While mustard may be eaten, the strong spice can be used externally to treat musculoskeletal pain. It can also be used to treat bronchitis, fever, cold and flu.
Mustard is primarily used externally to treat discomfort of joints.
Fever: Mustard can reduce fevers and treat the symptoms of cold and flu.
Joint pain: Applied externally, mustard can help relieve musculoskeletal pain and improved circulation.
Laxative: Mustard may be used to induce bowel movements.
Last updated by Dr. Joshua & Evangelist Sherilyn May 9, 2009.