Wild Mustard

Botanical name - Cleome viscose
Family - Cleomaceae

An annual herbaceous weed. The fresh leaf juice is a counter irritant and is used as dressing over fresh wounds, sores and burns. Poultice of leaves is applied over painful joints. Seeds made into a paste with little asafetida can kill head lice. Infusion of seeds is used for washing maggot-infested wounds.