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Brassica juncea is an erect. It grows up to 160cm tall when in flower. It is the parent of several distinct forms that are grown for food, oil etc.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Season to grow
- 13 Required Ecosystem/Climate
- 14 Kind of soil needed
- 15 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 16 Photo Gallery
- 17 References
- 18 External Links
Brown and yellow mustard seeds were purchased from local market of Gorakhpur. The fresh and mature berries of B.juncea and S.alba were washed; sun dried and pulverized into a fine powder.
|English||Leaf mustard, Indian mustard|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Originating from the central Asian Himalayas to China, Brassica juncea has long been cultivated and many forms have been developed (see separate records).
Season to grow
Very early spring.
Ranging from Boreal Wet to Tropical Thorn through Tropical Wet Forest Life Zones, Indian Mustard is reported to tolerate annual precipitation of 500 to 4,200 mm, annual temperature of 6 to 27°C, and pH of 4.3 to 8.3.
Kind of soil needed
Good sandy loamy soil.