People use white mustard for chest congestion, joint pain, sore throat, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, white mustard seed is used as a spice and to make traditional American yellow mustard. There are approximately 40 different species of mustard plant. White mustard (Brassica alba) is the least pungent.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Preventing infection.
- To induce vomiting.
- Increasing urine flow (as a diuretic) to relieve water retention.
- Increasing the appetite.
- Coughs and colds, when applied to the skin.
- Bronchitis, when applied to the skin.
- Joint pain, when applied to the skin.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the mouth, throat, and joints, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if white mustard is safe when applied to the skin. It might cause side effects such as burns, blisters, and ulcers when applied for an extended period of time. Some people may also be allergic to white mustard.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if white mustard is safe when applied to the skin. It might cause side effects such as burns, blisters, and ulcers when applied for an extended period of time. Some people may also be allergic to white mustard. Pregnancy: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use white mustard in medicinal amounts if you are pregnant. There is some evidence it might start your menstrual period and cause a miscarriage.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if white mustard is safe to use in medicinal amounts when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use of amounts greater than those found in food.
Allergies: White mustard may cause an allergic reaction in individuals who are allergic to mugwort pollen, nuts, legumes, and the Rosaceae plant family. Members of this family include peaches and plums.
We currently have no information for WHITE MUSTARD overview.
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