white mustard

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Related to Sinapis alba: Brassica hirta, Mustard plant

white mus·tard

the ripe seeds of Brassica hirta; less pungent than black mustard, but with sinalbin, myrosin salts, glucose, and oils. Traditionally considered a digestive irritant and stimulant.

white mustard

Herbal medicine
An annual plant primarily used as a seasoning, but which may be used topically as a plaster for minor pain.

Toxicity
If left in place for too long, mustard plasters may cause vesication.

white mustard

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Mean root maggot damage ratings ([+ or -] SE) of Sinapis alba x Brassica napus hybrid accessions evaluated from 1996 to 2000 and compared with B.
1993) compared a long-day plant, Sinapis alba, with a short-day plant, Xanthium strumarium, and suggested the existence of a shoot-to-root signal which is under photoperiodic control and affects cytokinin synthesis in and/or release from the roots.
In situ localization of cytokinins in the shoot apical meristem of Sinapis alba at floral transition.
Two of these, Sinapis alba, native to Europe and known as white or yellow mustard, and Brassica juncea, native to Asia and known as brown or Chinese mustard, comprise virtually all commercial mustard production.