9 Benefits of mustard seeds you never knew

Mustard seeds also called Rai or Sarso are almost used in all of our dishes. It is available in brown, black, and white varieties. Ever wondered though what are the beneficial effects of this spice and how it might prove beneficial for our body? Read onto know more about the benefits of mustard seeds.


Health benefits of mustard seeds:

Reduces migraine intensity:

Mustard seeds help in relieving migraines and reducing the intensity of pain associated with migraines. Magnesium present in mustard seeds also help in relieving migraines.

Relieves digestion related issues:

Mustard seeds are good source of fiber content. Fiber helps in relieving constipation and regulates bowel movement.

Relief from respiratory issues:

Mustard seeds reduce congestion associated with respiratory problems. It has also proven to be beneficial against asthma due to good amounts of copper, magnesium, iron and selenium in it.


Good for hair and skin:

Mustard seeds contain Vitamin E which is beneficial for skin related diseases. It also is a powerful antioxidant and protects our skin from free radicals. It can also be used as a scrub on our skin and will help reduce skin ageing and improve hydration.

Mustard seeds are also beneficial for hair growth as it is a good source of Vitamin A. It also improves hair growth, shine and reduces hair fall too.

Reduces blood pressure:

Mustard seeds contain magnesium, copper and selenium that will help in reducing blood pressure. It also provides relief from menopausal symptoms.

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory:

Mustard seeds reduce oxidative damage and also reduce inflammation associated with various diseases.

Stimulates appetite:

Mustard seeds can increase appetite and can be especially beneficial for people with low appetite.

Other health benefits:

Mustard seeds are also used for relief against muscle pains, cold, fever and back pain. It also helps reduce bad smell.


Mustard seeds can be kept for a whole year without any emission of flavor. It has to be kept in airtight containers and placed inside the refrigerator in order to increase it shelf life.

Divya Lakshmi Pillai

I'm an avid reader and writer who enjoys writing poems, stories as well as writing blogging.

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