Sinapis alba L.
- White Mustard
- خردل أبيض
- خردل بري
- khardal abiadh
- khardal barri
- חַרְדָּל לָבָן
- khardal lavan
- Nutrient-rich soils
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distribution and other botanical details.
Medicinal Complaints / Uses
Sinapis alba L.
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High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Cook aerial parts & eat.
Add ground seeds to water & drink as needed.
Cook seeds in water & drink.
Grind seeds, wet with water & bandage on affected area.
Facial muscle cramps
|Anti-spasmodic, Muscle relaxant|
Grind seeds, add to "khamira" (sour dough or starch made from wheat) & apply to face for 15-30 min.
Rheumatic pain in muscles/ joints
|Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory|
1. Prepare poultice of seeds on cloth + dough & apply to painful area for 5 min or more.
1. Decoct crushed seeds in water & drink x3 cups/day.
The authors of the Flora Palaestina Ethnobotany (FPE) web site do not take responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants described here. Always seek advice from a health professional before using a plant medicinally or for other purposes
Sinapis alba ingestion in large amounts can cause irritant poisoning. Contraindicated in children below 6 yrs & patients with renal disease, gastric tract ulcers & mustard allergy. Externally seeds can irritate & burn skin so poultice use is limited to 10-15 min in adults (less in sensitive individuals) & 5-10 min children. Prolonged use causes skin & nerve damage. Plant is possibly poisonous once seedpods are formed. Oral use is linked to hyperthroidism, goitre & seed retention in intestine.