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Alternative Names

American Yellow Mustard, Bai Jie Zi, Farine de Moutarde Blanche, Graine de Moutarde Blanche, Huile de Moutarde Blanche, Mostaza Blanca, Moutarde Blanche, Moutarde Cultivée, Moutarde, Moutarde Anglaise, Moutarde Rude, Mustard, Pâte de Moutarde Blanche, Plâtre de Moutarde Blanche, Poudre de Moutarde Blanche, Weibe Senfsamen, White Mustard Flour, White Mustard Greens, White Mustard Oil, White Mustard Paste, White Mustard Plaster, White Mustard Powder, White Mustard Seed, Yellow Mustard CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Black Mustard, Clown's Mustard Plant, Hedge Mustard

Scientific Name

Brassica Alba

Why Do People Use White Mustard ?

Oral preparations of Sinapis alba (White mustard), like white mustard powder, are used for clearing voice, inducing vomiting, preventing infection, as an appetite stimulant and as a diuretic. Topically - White mustard powder is applied to the skin for pulmonary congestion, cough and colds, joint and soft tissue inflammation, bronchitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, lumbago, a counterirritant, hyper-emization of the skin and a bath to treat paralytic symptoms. In Food Items - White mustard is used as a common flavoring agent in various mustard condiments and is also used as a culinary spice. White mustard greens are also utilized as a food item.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Orally used white mustard in amounts commonly found in food items is thought to be safe. White mustard has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States. However, to rate the topical or oral safety of white Mustard powder in medicinal amounts, there is scarce and unreliable information available. Likely Unsafe during Pregnancy - Pregnant females should discontinue or avoid using white mustard as oral use in medicinal amounts is menstrual-stimulant and has abortifacient properties. Evade In Lactation Breastfeeding females should avoid white mustard as there is less and unreliable information available to rate safety of its safety for such females.

How Effective Is White Mustard ?

There is insufficient reliable information available about the effectiveness of white mustard.

How White Mustard Works?

The most effective parts of Sinapis alba are the oil, seed, powder and leaves as well. White mustard greens or leaves are utilized as food items in salads and in some other dishes. White mustard seed is also consumed as a flavoring agent and spice ingredient in mustard condiments and other foods. As compared to other mustard seeds, for example brown or black mustard, seeds of white mustard are most mild. White mustard seeds contain mustard oil glycosides and mustard oils. White mustard consists of glucosinolate sinalbin constituent which on p-hydroxybenzylamine, hydrolysis yields p-hydroxybenzyl isothiocyanate and other constituents such as fatty oil, proteins and sinapine as well. White mustard's pungent taste is because of p-hydroxybenzyl isothiocyanate. According to some clinical experiments, glucosinolate can have protective activities against carcinogens.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of White Mustard ?

Orally - Generally, white mustard powder is well tolerated and no severe side effects have been reported. Isothiocyanates in white mustard have been associated with endemic goiters. Topically - White mustard powder or oil can result in skin blistering ulceration, when applied to the skin for an extensive time period.

How White Mustard Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How White Mustard Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How White Mustard Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How White Mustard Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How White Mustard Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of White Mustard ?

ORAL - There is no typical dosage of white mustard. But normally, in order to clear or brighten the voice quality, white mustard powder or mustard flour is mixed with honey to form balls. 1-2 of these honey balls are taken when stomach is empty. TOPICAL - There is no specific topical dosage of white mustard, but it is commonly used as a foot bath in a quantity of 20 to 30 grams of mustard flour, mixed with one liter of normal water. For specific mustard bath, 150 grams of mustard flour in a pouch is commonly placed at the time of bath. 4 tablespoons (50-70 grams) of the powdered seeds are generally mixed with hot water to make a soft mixture which is gently applied to the skin for up to 10 minutes for children older than six years of age and up to 15 minutes for adults. Reduce the application frequency in those individuals who have sensitive skin. Topical treatment should not adopted for more than two weeks.


There are about 40 other species of mustard plant. Three different types are generally utilized to make the mustard condiment. But the most pungent specie is Black mustard (also known as Brassica nigra).

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

White Mustard Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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