Mustard in traditional medicine (healthy and clinical nutrition )

Mustard hit in history since ancient times.At 33 BC.e.the mighty Persian King Darius sent a challenge to Alexander the Great as a bag of sesame seeds, symbolizing the countless hordes of his troops.In response, Alexander sent Darius small bag of mustard seeds, making it clear that his army numbered less, but the soldiers had a hot and zlye.Deystvitelno, "like" this plant pungent, harsh.

We now know several kinds of mustard.For example, white mustard and field grow like weeds in the fields, on roadsides in the European part of Russia, in Western and Eastern Siberia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus and Central Asia.On the sandy shores of the Baltic, Black and Azov seas, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the Balkans - a place for sea mustard.But Central and Southern Europe, North Africa, Abyssinia, India - the birthplace of black and Sarepta mustard.

Since the days of Hippocrates, doctors have noticed that mustard helps the bowel and urination.Mustard with honey given orally and thoracic diseases as an expe

ctorant, against chronic cough and also for the treatment of animal bites and poisoning poisonous mushrooms.Apply it with pulmonary hemorrhage, epilepsy, fever, chronic tonsillitis and pleurisy.At the same time, the ancient doctors warned that the mustard due to the severity in large quantities is harmful for the stomach.

Today, scientists can with certainty say that mustard contains carotene, rutin, vitamins B1, B2, PP, a lot of vitamin C. Because of this it is used in the treatment of colitis, anatsidnyh gastritis, bronchitis and pneumonia, to stimulate the cardiovascular system.When the loss or decreased appetite good season with mustard meat and fish dishes, or spread it on the bread.

leaf mustard greens rich in vitamins, trace elements, mineral salts.It also contains calcium, phosphorus and iron.The leaves of young plants have a pleasant mustard flavor.Leaf mustard seeds contain up to 35% fatty oils.

# One of the main properties of mustard - an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.Therefore, he felt the very first signs of a cold, rather use mustard.Footbaths with mustard powder for 10 min.effective at all colds (but only in the first hours).

# With mustard powder and take shared bath.To 200 g of this powder is stirred in 1 liter of warm water was poured into the bath.Take a bath at a temperature of 35-36 ° C for 5-6 minutes, then wash and cover themselves in a blanket.

These procedures improve blood circulation, help prodyshatsya and facilitate sputum.

# also mustard is widely used in cosmetology.Mustard powder is poured warm water and stir until the consistency of gruel and smeared pigmented skin.After the appearance of a strong burning mustard wash and wipe dry the skin.The procedure is carried out in a day.In the course of treatment will need 10 cups of powder.

# Mustard flour mixed with honey (in equal amounts), mixed with broth on a white lily flowers, - good cosmetic remedy for freckles.

# constipation and vomiting treated white, less burning mustard: a quarter teaspoon of powder (or mustard seeds) is taken orally, washed down with warm water or milk.

# For the treatment of urolithiasis using field mustard 1 teaspoon of seeds pour 7 a glass of water, boil on low heat for 5-6 minutes, insist 2 hours, strain.Take 1-2 tablespoons 3 times a day.

# From fever good mix 2 tablespoons of Cahors, a quarter teaspoon of sarepskoy mustard and a pinch of salt.Drink 3 times a day.

# With a cold, flu, chronic rhinitis mustard powder recommend to fill in socks and walk in them.

# If overcome hiccups in a teaspoon of mustard powder strew on the tip of a knife and diluted natural vinegar, to get a slurry, which is spread about one-third of the tongue.Feeling uncomfortable, but if you suffer for 2-3 minutes and then rinse your mouth with warm water, hiccups will take place almost instantly.

Mustard oil a few centuries ago valued its weight in gold, are discharged from Paris to the royal meal and was called "imperial delicacy" What is unusual about this oil?

But the fact is that it has absolutely all fat-soluble minerals: vitamin A, contributing to the growth of the body and improves the immune system, vitamin K and P, which improve the strength and elasticity of capillaries.Mustard oil includes not only the vitamin B6, but it promotes the development of intestinal microorganisms.Vitamin E is retained in it is 4-5 times more than the other oils.Of all the known oil only mustard and buckwheat contain a lot of carotene, which has a tonic effect.

Thanks to antiseptic and antibacterial properties of this oil - an indispensable tool in the treatment of gastrointestinal and colds.

Try it in salads and baking.It will surprise you with its unusual (not bitter!) Taste and aroma, and surely you'll be pleased.

Attention!Remember that mustard - a spice that is eaten in small amounts and with caution.Preparations from it are contraindicated in inflammation of the kidneys and pulmonary tuberculosis, as well as gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, enterocolitis, nephritis.
In large doses, mustard allergy, and its leaves can be poisonous.
not recommended to put mustard on the same place, as this may cause severe irritation of the skin.
also should not be used when damaged skin, pustular diseases, weeping eczema, psoriasis, and dilated blood vessels.Mustard can cause severe burns.

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