Health Benefits of Mustard seeds and Home Remedies

Mustard seeds are a rich source of carbohydrates together with fats and proteins including minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron sodium and zinc. They are mostly found in brown, yellow and white colors.  In Pakistan it was the most cultivated crop in 2015 due to its amazing and miraculous health benefits.

In Bible, Jesus refers to the “Parable of Mustard Seeds” as faith and kingdom of God.

There, Jesus says that the kingdom of God “is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”

One cannot count the benefits consuming mustard seeds can bring to their body. Here is a compilation of some of the benefits I have witnessed in my family and I have heard from my grandmother.

These days Cancer is like great plague spreading widely because of our un healthy eating and consuming more and more meat products. By adding granular mustard seeds or powdered ones in your meals can help you inhibit cells causing cancer in your body because of presence of glucosinolates (present in other pungent plants) and mirosinase compounds. And even for people who are not suffering from cancer right now can lower down the risk of cancer by using mustard seeds. Either add them into your steak or any vegetable you like to eat.

Everyone loves eating frying foods, one cannot resist their hands but if you fry your fries, samosa (an Asian flour triangle stuffed with veggies and chicken) and fish in Mustard oil will help you get rid of your Migraine. Because mustard oil provides the missing magnesium in your body that is causing the very headache known as migraine.

People with blocked intestines and problems in digestion can help their uneasiness with the usage of mustard seeds. Mustard seeds accompanying other seeds have high fiber content which helps in digestion and regulation of minerals through the intestines.

Rich contents of Iron, potassium and copper aids in Blood Pressure relief. Almost 20% women of childbearing age are deficient in iron and instead of using artificial supplements one can simply rely on this very natural supplement.

Apart from treating cancer, blood pressure and indigestion, Mustard oil (extracted from mustard seeds) is widely used in almost every house in South-Asian countries as the best treatment for hair. It can be used for Hair Growth and hair strengthening.

How to use for hair treatment?

Apply directly to hair, let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with a shampoo. Applying this twice or thrice a week will show visible results and you will witness it yourself. Also, it will give a natural shine to your hair.

If used with yogurt gives the best results especially for brittle hair with dandruff flakes.

Skin Treatment:

It is considered to be anti-aging and soothes the skin. Asian women also use it as scrub because of its anti-fungal content. (Sulphur)

How to use for skin?

Make a paste of mustard seeds and mix it well with rose water and apply to your face. Scrub it with lighter hands and exfoliate the dead skin. Moreover, it will help rinse off the bacteria causing acne.

So get set go and surprise your friends by using these simple home remedies and do share the beneficial information with others.

Written by: J. Minahil