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Brassica nigra syn. Sinapis nigra
Key Uses:CatarrhColdsHay feverIntense sneezingPharyngitisSweating
Origin : Native to the Middle East.
Background : This pungent, warming herb stimulates the digestive system and circulation. A mustard foot-bath is an old folklore cure for colds and headaches.
Preparation : Mustard seeds are ground to a powder and macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Sinapis is given mainly to people who are irritable and become irritated for no reason. They have poor concentration, although studying and mental exercise make them feel better and focus their minds.
Classic conditions linked with Sinapis are hay fever, colds, and pharyngitis, with hot, dry mucous membranes. Further characteristic symptoms include sweat that forms on the upper lip and forehead, catarrh or mucus that feels cold, intense sneezing that is worse at night, and a feeling as if the blood vessels are filled with hot water. Colds tend to affect the left nostril in particular.
Symptoms Better : For concentrating or studying; for sitting erect; for lying down at night; for shutting the eyes; for eating a good meal.
Symptoms Worse : For a warm room; for damp weather; for summer; for touch or pressure on the affected area; for sitting forward and stooping; between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.