Whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seed are mixed with water, salt, lemon juice, or other liquids, and sometimes other flavorings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown.
Mustard is a rubefacient which causes reddening and warming of the skin. Its plaster or paste made with water, is applied as analgesic in rheumatism, sciatica, paralysis of limbs and other muscular pains. The plaster should, however, never be directly applied to the skin as it may cause painful blistering. A layer of lint material should be put between the mustard paste and the skin.
Speeds up your metabolism
Stimulates and aids digestion
Decreases symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Soothes sore throats, bronchitis, and pneumonia