Standardized: black mustard
Other: brown mustard
Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Strictly speaking, the Brassica juncea 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.
The whole or ground seed.
This is the herb most frequently used in mustard plasters. The herb is also used whole in cooking or ground in other preparations.
Specific: No known precautions.
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