Brassica juncea

Family ► Cruciferae; Brassicaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated in Punjab, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

English ► Chinese Mustard, Brown Mustard.

Ayurvedic ► Raajikaa, Aasuri Raai, Tikshnagandhaa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kadugu.

Action ► Raai is a substitute for Mustard. Antidysenteric, stomachic, diaphoretic, anthelmintic. Increases pancreatic secretions. A decoction of seeds is given in indigestion, cough. Used externally as a counter-irritant in several complaints of nervous systems.

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