Mustard seed benefits include anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Being a great source of selenium and magnesium, mustard seeds can decrease inflammation and reduce the symptoms of such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis or asthma.
The seeds also contain isothiocyanates, known for their anti-cancer effects. Other useful elements and nutrients which can be found in mustard seeds and mustard greens are calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, dietary fiber and very valuable omega 3 fatty acids, which can lower cholesterol levels and protect us from having heart disease.
Since ancient times purgative properties were considered the best mustard seed benefits, but nowadays this herbal remedy is valued also for its antifungal and antiseptic effects. Mustard products have been used also to speed up metabolism and this way to improve the function of digestive system. One of the most important health benefits of mustard seeds is being helpful in reducing the frequency of migraines. Mustard products and mustard oil have been effectively used for centuries for lowering high blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis.
Massaging your scalp with mustard oil will help you to substantially improve your hair quality and prevent hair loss. Another interesting property of mustard seeds and mustard green is stimulating salivation and improving appetite. Finally, mustard seeds are considered to be a great source of power and bioenergy, and mustard seeds products can also help you to improve your immunity and assist in fighting against insomnia, as well to treat such problems as anxiety, psychological disorders, the effects of stresses and depression, bronchitis, sexual dysfunctions, the symptoms of menopause, and many others.
Makes 2 cups of mustard
1/3 cup of mustard seeds – soaked 30 minutes
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of Yacon Syrup
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
2 teaspoon of ground coriander
Filter the mustard seeds from the water as much as you can.
Put the seeds in a blender with the other ingredients, blend until even.
You can keep this mustard at least 6 months in the fridge.
I also really enjoy soaking mustard seeds and sprouting them in a sprouting jar for a few days. See my video about sprouting.
You can personalize your mustard by adding your favorite herbs, fruits or spices. Tarragon is a favorite of mine as is a hint of honey.