The seed of Mustard pound with vinegar is an excellent sauce, good to be eaten with any gross meats either fish or flesh, because it doth help digestion, warmeth the stomach, and provoketh appetite.

It is given with good success in like manner to such as be short winded, and are stopped in the breast with tough phlegm from the head and brain.

It appeaseth the tooth-ache, being chewed in the mouth.

They use to make a gargarisme with honey, vinegar, and mustard seed, against the swelling of the uvula, and the almonds about the throat and root of the tongue....

The seed of mustard beaten and put into the nostrils causeth sneezing, and raiseth women sick of the Mother out of their fits.

It is good against the falling sickness, and such as have the Lethargy, if it be laid plasterwise upon the head (after shaving) being tempered with figs....

It is mixed with good success with drawing plasters, and with such as waste and consume nodes and hard swellings.

It helpeth those that have their hair pulled off; it taketh away the blue and black marks that come of bruisings.

Gerard, p. 245.

Gargarism: A gargle. Oxford English Dictionary

Köhler, 14. Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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