Long ago, Indians placed handful of mustard seeds to keep away evil spirits. But this isn’t in practice anymore, believing it to be just a superstition.
Now-a-days some companies started making mustard seeds mats for getting full benefits of this amazing spice, isn’t it interesting?
Mustard plant belongs to the same Brassica family as cabbage, broccoli and Brussel sprouts.
There are 40 varieties of mustard plants, but the most common sources are following three:
1. Relief from respiratory disorders.
Mustard seeds have therapeutic effects in curing cold and sinus problems. Its acts like decongestant and expectorant which helps in cleaning the mucus in the air passage. Mustard seeds in seeds, powder or oil from can help in range of sinus related problems.
Medicinal Home Remedies:
1. Soak your feet in warm water with mustard seeds or oil in it for 20 minutes for relief from respiratory issues.
2. Boil mustard seeds in warm water and gargle with it for getting rid of sore throat and cough.
Mustard seeds are extensively used in tempering food in Indian cooking. “Tempering” is a traditional method used in Indian cooking to unlock full flavor and nutritional benefits of the spices. Spices are added to the oil heated at exact temperature and in right order. The first spice added is always the mustard seed (of course! If the recipe calls for it) since mustard seeds takes longer and its spluttering is extremely crucial for releasing accurate flavor and nutritional benefits.
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