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Mustard Seed, Brown

  • Brassica nigra
  • Origin: India
Mustard Seed, Brown

SKU
mus_b1oz

Common Name

Standardized: black mustard
Other: brown mustard

Botanical Name

Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Plant Family: Brassicaceae

Overview

Strictly speaking, the Brassica nigra often sold as brown mustard is a "black" mustard. The reason it is called "brown" is that the other species of black mustard are difficult to harvest and are seldom available in commerce. Brown mustard is a flowering plant in the same family as arugula, horseradish, watercress, and wasabi.

Parts Used

The whole or ground seed.

Typical Preparations

This is the herb most frequently used in mustard plasters. The herb is also used whole in cooking or ground in other medicinal and culinary preparations.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.