Black mustard contains chemicals that might reduce pain but might also be irritating. Black mustard oil might have effects that help with lung congestion.
People use black mustard for the common cold, osteoarthritis, pain, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse black mustard with clown's mustard plant, hedge mustard, or white mustard. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for BLACK MUSTARD overview.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if black mustard is safe. It might cause side effects such as skinblisters and skin damage, especially when applied for a long time.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if black mustard is safe. It might cause side effects such as skinblisters and skin damage, especially when applied for a long time. Pregnancy: Black mustard is likely unsafe when taken by mouth in large amounts as medicine while pregnant. Black mustard contains chemicals that might cause a miscarriage. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if black mustard is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Surgery: Black mustard might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery if taken in large amounts as medicine. Stop using black mustard at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BLACK MUSTARD
Black mustard might lower blood sugar levels. Taking black mustard along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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