White mustard (Sinapis alba)
White mustard seeds are considered to be analgesic, carminative, expectorant and stimulant. Traditionally, they have been applied in cases of digestive complaints. An infusion of the seeds is useful in treatment of chronic bronchitis, rheumatism, muscular and skeletal pains (it stimulates circulation in the pain area). Externally it is usually made into mustard plasters, poultices or added to the bath water. It can also be used for skin eruptions. Mustard tea is used for fevers and colds. Safety: The seed contains substances that can irritate the skin and mucous membranes. It is advisable to consult your doctor or herbalist before consumption of White mustard.