The mustard is an annual plant that is about 10 to 20 cm high. It consists of a stalk that grows upright and is full of leaves that is joined by a corner. The top of the plant is totally different because the stem branches and leaves no longer is joined by a corner but they do directly with the base, which is wider and is divided into two parts.
Wild mustard can be found throughout the Iberian Peninsula, but is usually much more common in the northern half than in the southern half.
One grows in uncultivated fields and roadsides.
It begins to bloom in April and according to the area that is flowering can last more or less.
The flowers grow in clusters, are white and their size is rather small. The fruit is inside, oval shaped like flowers is quite small.
He collected the seeds and leaves. The best harvest time is just before the flowering season, when the principles are most active. It frequently uses freshly ground clearance, but if we keep it for longer it should dry out. She puts on a sunny and no humidity and then stored in airtight glass jars.
Like all plants belonging to the cruciferous family, is used to combat scurvy.
Normally this plant is used as a home remedy and yet little used in medicine is optional, as is often replaced by other plants of the same family with stronger effects
Sometimes it has been used as a diuretic but other plants most effective in combating this problem.
Natural. Like the rest of his family plants has been used to prepare a salad with fresh leaves, but in this case is not recommended because its flavor is not very pleasant.
cooking. They get 25 gr. Leaf to boil in a pint of water for fifteen minutes left and cast the remains of the plant. We recommend taking a cup after meals to act as a diuretic.
HABITAT: Uncultivated fields
PART USED: Seeds and leaves
CASTILIAN: Mostaza salvaje
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