Probably, in our country there is no person unfamiliar with mustard ... I wonder what its Latin name Sinapis comes from two Greek words sinos - «harmful» and opis - «vision», that is, damage to the eyes.

It is true that if the mustard gets in your eyes, start tearing. But, for the health and beauty of the mustard one big benefit.

Mustard - Sinapis   - An annual herbaceous plant of the cabbage family. Leaf mustard often resemble green lira. The flowers are small yellow. Fruit - butterfly pod solid convex flaps, which are covered with longitudinal veins.

Asia is considered the motherland of mustard. On the history of the use of mustard at the dawn of humanity is not known. The first written recipe of mustard refers to '42 n. e.

The ancient Greeks and Romans, probably refers to the mustard cool. They praised her, probably only in Medieval Europe. For example, it is known that the production of mustard has been an important source of income of the French monasteries, since IX century.

In the XVII century English mustard production center was the city of Tewkesbury, where mustard is available as a "mustard" balls. These beads are mixed prior to use with apple juice, cider or vinegar.

   The first mention of mustard in Russia is considered to be famous agronomist Bolotov "On beating mustard oil and utility thereof." In this paper, it is recommended to rub mustard oil, arms and legs with cramps. In those days we were already in the course of mustard, which were prepared independently.

Mustard seeds contain: a large amount of fatty oil and essential oil.

Judging by the fact that in one of the oldest books "Wisdom of the Ages," says about the use of mustard in diseases of the head and brain, derived from cold and from accumulations of gases for medicinal purposes has long used the mustard.

Modern medicine recommends the use of mustard mainly externally for colds. It is also known that the use of mustard meal increases the appetite, improve the taste of food, and enables better separation of gastric juice.

 But mustard since ancient times have used to improve their appearance oriental beauties. Then followed their example, and European women. Mustard is particularly useful for those who have oily skin. Masks from it eliminates shine and makes the skin matte.

When over-dry skin masks mustard use is not necessary. In normal skin before applying mustard mask face smeared with olive oil.

- Mask improves blood circulation
One green apple peeled, cored and grate, add 1 dessert spoon of tea leaves of green tea, 1 teaspoon mustard and whipped in a cool foam egg protein. All mix well. Put between layers of gauze and apply on face for 5-7 minutes. Rinse with warm water and wipe the face with ice.

- To lighten age spots and freckles
1 teaspoon mustard powder mixed with 1 tbsp. olive oil and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply on face for 5 minutes, wash with warm water, then water at room temperature. Not recommended for those who have dry skin.

And here, wash your hair with mustard, to stimulate their growth and get rid of dandruff, can be everything. But make sure that the mustard was not hit on the face, especially in the eyes.

- Mustard for washing hair
2 tbsp. tablespoons dry mustard dissolve in a small amount of warm water, then pour 2 cups more. Apply to the head, rubbing well into the scalp and spread over the entire length. After 5-7 minutes, rinse with warm water. Shampoo wash is no longer necessary.

They say that the Germans have a tradition to sew up the veil of the bride in a mustard seed, that the marriage was strong and the woman and mother in the family predominated.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva