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Mustard Seeds: Health Benefits, Side Effects And Nutritional Facts

Mustard seeds are small in size with diameter about 1-2mm. They are yellow in colour but may vary some time black or brown. These seeds are widely used in Indian cuisines. Mustard seeds are loaded with various health benefits. Other part of this plant that are leaves (edible). Rich in vitamin A, C, K, minerals, copper or calcium also

Mustard Seeds Health Benefits

Mustard seeds are beneficial for the health and used as a part of Ayurveda medicines for better digestive health. Here are some health benefits of Mustard seeds:-

1. Good for Digestion

Mustard seeds can cure digestive issues instantly. It is helpful in various diseases also in constipation because it is rich in fibre and mustard seeds are packed with nutrients which enhance the gut health and bowel movement also.

2.Promotes Healthy Skin


Mustard 7paste can be used as excellent exfoliator. It can be used as facepack by those peoples who suffer from the acne, pimple problems. Mustard seeds contain antibacterial properties, also helps in keeping skin moist and lightening tan. It is also helpful in the skin infections like ringworms.

3. Good for Heart Health

Mustard seeds contain good amount of fibre that help a lot in improving the cholesterol level. High cholesterol levels in the body may increase the risk of heart attack. Mustard oil, it is also widely used for cooking in India.  It is good for heart health and also prevents from the cardiac arrest.

4. Treats Pain

Mustard seeds are also used for the treatment of joint paint and stiff muscles. It is effective for the joint pain while it is used as massage oil. It is also helpful in the migraine treatment, menstrual cramps or for the women going through the menopause.

5. Prevents cancer and ageing

A mustard seed are packed with antioxidants and plays an important role in keeping skin young and glowing. Antioxidant binds with free radicals in the body. Excessive free radicals may be harmful for the body. Because they are linked up with various diseases like diabetes, cardiac problems and cancer

6. Strengthens Bones, Teeth, and Gums

Mustard seeds have very excellent nutritional value, and rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains good amount of vitamin A, C, and Minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. It has anti-inflammatory properties. These are also used along with salt to massage teeth and gums in a week.

Nutritional Facts of Mustard seeds

Mustard seeds (100 grams)

  • Calories                508 Kcal
  • Total Fat                    36 g
  • Cholestrol                 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate        28 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 26 g

Side Effects of Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds may or may not have side effects. People have to monitor the quality of seeds which they eat. Here are some possibilities of side effects after the overconsumption of mustard seeds:-

1. Abdominal Pain

It is same to consume seeds but it may cause allergies in some peoples. If someone suffer from the abdominal pain just after consuming the seeds, then they have to consult with doctors, the infection might be worsen and cause inflammation in gut.

2. Diarrhea

Overconsumption of Mustard seeds may cause diarrhea because it contains a lot of fibre. It can be noticed by some symptoms like nausea and gas. It can lead to allergic reaction, or gut inflammation in some people. Mustard seeds are good for the health and should be consumed in small quantities. It is very easy to include them in diet or meals.


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