White Mustard Plant

The scientific name of Mustard: Sinapis alba/Brassica alba

Name of Mustard in different languages:

English: American Yellow Mustard

Sanskrit: Sarshapa

Hindi: Rayi राई, Sarson

Malayalam: Vella kaduku-വെള്ളകടുക്

Tamil: Kaduku-கடுகு

Plant description:

White mustard is an annual, grow up to 70 cm tall,  an erect,  leaves are pinnately arranged, pale green, leaves are comparatively bigger than mustard, flowers are yellow in color, thick, and born in branch end as clusters, and it is very attractive,  seeds contain in a pod 1 to 1.5 inch in length, and it is green, it becomes pale yellow when it is ripe.


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Palmate Margin-Lobate Venation-parallel

Useful plant parts:

Seed oil

Medicinal uses:

To treat coughing and colds, bronchitis, chest congestion,   rheumatism, osteoarthritis, swollen joints and back pain.

Chemical content:

Selenium,  volatile oils

Mustard is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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