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.
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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.
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and Biliaderis, C.G., 'NMR Characterization of a 1,4-linked [Beta]-D-glucan Having Ether Groups from Yellow Mustard (Sinapis alba L.) Mucilage', Carbohydr.
(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.
Cytokinin in phloem and xylem saps of Sinapis alba during floral induction.