Botanical name - Brassica juncea
Family - Cruciferae
Perennial herb, usually grown as an annual or biennial, up to 1 m or taller. Mustard oil is used for skin eruptions and ulcers.
Indian mustard is an anodyne, apertif, diuretic, emetic, rubefacient, and stimulant, used for arthritis, foot ache, lumbago, and rheumatism. The volatile oil is used as a counterirritant and stimulant. The seeds are used for abscesses, colds, lumbago, rheumatism, and stomach disorders.