The efficacy and function of mustard Seeds
The mustard seed is a seed of the cruciferae (Cruciferae), and its species include mustard seeds of three colors: black, yellow, white, and brown. Traditional medicine believes that mustard seed is spicy and warm, especially into the lungs and stomach. With the functions of helping to breathe, reducing phlegm, warming stomach for dispelling cold, and activating meridians to stop pain, it is usually used to treat phlegm and asthma, pain in chest and hypochondria, limb numbness, joint pain, swelling caused by Inflammation and other diseases. In recent years, it has been found that mustard seeds contain various chemical components such as isothiocyanate, erucic acid, phenolic substances and phenanthrene, which has various physiological functions of anti-cancer and antibacterial. Mustard seed processed products are very popular condiments. Therefore, the chemical components and physiological functions of mustard seeds are discussed for further development and utilization of the mustard seed resources.
Mustard seed is also called yellow mustard, whose main ingredient is Sinigrin and a small amount of mustard enzyme. In addition, it also contains sinapic acid, fat, protein and so on. After the sinigrin form horn angles, a pungent mustard oil is produced, and the component is methyl thiocyanate, isopropyl ester, butyl ester, etc.. It is capable of reinforcing qi, reducing phlegm, relaxing vein, fighting against bacteria, and relieving pain.
In terms of traditional Chinese medicine, mustard seeds have a spicy taste, warm nature and no odor. After ground into powder, it has a strong spicy odor. It has the main functions of reinforcing qi, reducing phlegm, relaxing vein, and relieving pain.. Ordinarily, it can be used for the treatment and conditioning of adverse symptoms, such as joint pain and cough with much phlegm, are highly effective.
The primary effect of cabbage seeds is to prevent thrombosis and increase the activity of platelets to some extent. Therefore, frequent consumption of mustard seeds can effectively prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, especially for the elderly. Mustard seeds are rich in sinapine, which can clean free radicals in the human body and prevent aging. Anti-cancer and prevention of cancer are also key functions of mustard seeds because the inclusion of nitrite in mustard seeds can inhibit the formation of cancer cells, and can effectively prevent the occurrence of cancers such as intestinal cancer and gastric cancer. Mustard seeds can be made into mustard sauce for human consumption. It is a common ingredient when eating cold noodles with sesame sauce, and salads. The prepared mustard sauce has a strong spicy smell. Usually it can stimulate people's appetite, give them a good appetite, and exert a good conditioning effect on adverse symptoms such as indigestion and inappetence. However, mustard seeds are also relatively irritating, and people with gastrointestinal diseases should eat less mustard seeds or not eat them.