External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Mustard

Synonyms
Semen sinapis nigrae / Brassica nigra
Composition
Mustard powder from ground mustard seeds, black mustard (not older than 6 months)

Guiding principle

Mustard is fast-growing, producing small yellow, mildly sweet-smelling flowers on increasing numbers of side branches. While the buds above are still pressed together as if in a nest, below the round dark brown seeds are often already ripening in their elongated pods. The fiery power of the seeds is evident when they are chewed. The oils of the mustard plant have a strong irritating effect on the skin and cause artificial inflammation.

Indications and application

Asthma, bronchial

Bronchial asthma

Bronchitis

Broncial asthma

COPD

Chest infections, recurring

Depression

Dissocation

Functional amenorrhea

Headache

Hearing loss, acute

Influenza infection

Labor induction in case of prolonged pregnancy

Lack of drive

Lochia congestion

Migraine

Milk congestion

Pleurisy

Pneumonia

Sinusitis

Sore throat