Parable of the "mustard seed".
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of "mustard seed", which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches".
Mustard seed is one of those hidden treasures . . . small and sometimes forgotten, but mighty in "immunity".
The benefits of the "mustard seed" are powerful!
Mustard seeds contain calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, zinc and selenium. Remember we spoke of "selenium" in a previous Health Tip.
Selenium is known for its high anti-inflammatory effects and magnesium in mustard seeds helps reduce the severity of asthma attacks and certain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been known to lower blood pressure, relieve migraines and help prevent cancer.
Mustard seeds also contain vinegar a weak acid, which helps to neutralize stomach acid. And it's a good source of "Omega-3" fatty acids, which we've spoken about many times before. Omega-3s have the ability to raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels and reduce arterial plaque and inflammation.
As we know . . . eating green leafy vegetables is great for liver function. Well . . eating spinach, collard greens and "mustard greens" ward off fatty liver issues due to their antioxidant and vitamin content I mentioned above.
And a study done in the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada found that the antimicrobial properties of "mustard seed" were so strong . . . it could kill E.coli bacteria.
Okay . . . so for those of you that don't know this about my practice . . . I do a lot of different healing protocols . . . with "Navel Therapy" being one of them. And one of my go to protocols is with "Mustard seed oil".
This is a powerful antibacterial agent that can kill off common and harmful bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, staph, listeria and the "bad" bacteria I'm always talking about because it's also a great antifungal.
Okay . . . So you now ask . . . is the "mustard" you put on your sandwich the same thing as ground "mustard seed" you mix in your food? YES and NO!
Any mustard seed found in condiments . . . YES, is mustard seed . . . BUT there are several other elements added to make the consistency of it, which in turn lessen the effects of the mustard seeds powerful benefits. Not to mention . . . most of them contain "SUGAR"!
So get you "golden" flavor on today people.
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