Chinese name: bai jie zi
Other names: white mustard seed, yellow mustard
What is Mustard Seed?
Mustard seeds are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region. They are most commonly known as the basis of the paste that becomes the condiment mustard. They are small seeds, and along with serving a medicinal function have inspired allegorical tales in both biblical and Buddhist traditions.
What are the health benefits of Mustard Seed?
Mustard seed is used for its warming properties. Its effects mainly benefit the lungs, and it is used to treat asthma, cough, wheezing, dyspnea, and to alleviate pain from phlegm buildup in the respiratory system. Mustard seed also possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition mustard seed is used to treat arthritic joints.
Where can I find Mustard Seed?
Mustard seeds can be found online, in herbal specialty stores, in health food stores, and in various markets and grocery stores.
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