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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Siddhartha  
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English: White Mustard  
Botanical: Sinapis alba Lahi  
Hindi: Lahi  
Telugu: Tella avalu  
Common names: Tella avalu
Family name: Crucifereae  

2. Parts used:

  • Seeds

Contents: Sinalbin, which produces p-hydroxybenzyl isothiocyanate.

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Bitter and spice.
  • Vipak: Spice.

4. Uses:

  • These seeds are used as medicine for scurvy and dropsy.
  • The combination of mustard and black pepper used as medicine for paralysis.
  • The mustard oil, when applied on body, reduces fat.
  • It kills the germs.
  • The mixture of mustard seeds and salt, when applied on teeth, cures the dental problems.
  • It is rubefacient, irritant, stimulant, diuretic, emetic., pungent, laxative, digestive.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Teekshna Gandha: The plant with pungent smell.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Krimimardha:This plant kills germs.

7. Reference:

Brundamadhavam, Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam,
Basavarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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