CHARLOCK MUSTARD

                                                                                                   Sinapis arvensis
Charlock mustard is a good source of Vitamins A, C, D & K, folate, potassium, calcium, iron, fiber, phosphorou & iron.

Mustard flour is an infallible antiseptic & sterilizing agent.

This herb has been commended for chronic coughs & hoarseness, using the juice mixed with an equal quantity of honey, or sugar.
A strong infusion of the herb is excellent in asthma's.
It is recommended in the prevention of pleurisy.

Wild Mustard's crushed seeds can make poultices that irritate the skin & promote blood circulation.
Can be used externally to relieve rheumatic pains & discomfort resulting from bronchitis & pneumonia.
Good pulmonary relaxant.
External use to treat joint pain & backache.

You can crush the seeds & put over the skin irritant mustard plasters (poultice).
Such mustard plasters are suitable for the relief of stubborn musculoskeletal problems, such as rheumatic pain, lumbago, tension.
For acute inflammation, which produce much heat anyway, mustard plasters are not really suitable.
Mustard plasters are suitable for problems in which heat is soothing.

Mustard oils present in it the wild mustard stimulates the metabolism & digestion.

PRECAUTIONS:

Avoid long-term contact of mustard oil with skin because of its irritant & inflammatory effects.


RECIPES:

The seeds of the Wild Mustard can be pulverized & mixed with water to make a poultice to irritate the skin to stimulate the blood stimulation.
This can help against rheumatic pain & neuralgic pain.

It is best to use just the young shoots & leaves in the spring.
Young leaves can be used raw in salads, or cooked as a potherb.
The leaves can be added to the omelets.
The stems should be lightly steamed for no more than 5 minutes.

Flowers can be added into a fresh mustard spread for sandwiches.
They can be used as a broccoli substitute before the flowers open.
The flowers can also be cooked as a vegetable or used as a garnish.

The seed of charlock can be sprouted & eaten raw.
They give a hot flavour & can be added to salads & sandwiches etc.
The seed can also be ground into a powder & used as a mustard-like food flavoring, or a pepper substitute.
An edible oil is obtained from the seed.
They can also be used in pickling.

BEAUTY:

Charlock is a deodorizer & if rubbed thoroughly into the hands & nails will take away all offensive stink when corrupt or dead tissues have been manipulated.

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