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Mustard seeds

posted 18 Mar 2016, 00:24 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 18 Mar 2016, 00:24 ]
Mustard:

Indian names are as follows: 
Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu:Banarasi Rai, Rai, Safed Rai, Kalee Sarson 
Bengali:Sarisha 
Assamese:Soriha 
Gujarati:Rai 
Kannada:Sasave 
Kashmiri:Aasur, Sorisa 
Sanskrit:Asuri, Bimbata 
Tamil:Kadugu 
Telugu:Avalu 
Oriya:Soriso. 


Mustard is a pincipal oil seed crop and different varities of Mustard, yellow sarson, brown sarson, Toria, Lahi and Rai are grown. They are very small round seeds. 

In most of the Indian cuisines mustard is used not just for seasoning but also mustard oil is used in cooking and as an external application too. Mustard also stimulates the appetite by increasing salivation by up to eight times. It also has digestive, laxative, antiseptic and circulative stimulant properties. It helps in nutralizing toxins and helps to ward off stomach upset but still too much of it also irritates the stomach. 

The sulphur content helps in treating skin diseases. Plastering the paste of mustard on chest helps in cleaning and clearing chest conjestion and clearing the sinuses. 
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