We often eat mustard greens, but many people don’t know that mustard greens are not only delicious, but also contain many nutrients that the human body needs. What are the health benefits of mustard greens? Mustard is a cruciferous plant. Its root name is mustard head, and its tender stems and leaves are also called potherb mustard. Contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, carbohydrates, and vitamin C. It contains 2 to 3 times more carotene than Chinese cabbage, beans, and melons; 1 to 2 times more thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin than Chinese cabbage and cabbage. Therefore, mustard can supplement part of the nutrients of the human body, and is effective for the growth and development of the human body and the maintenance of normal physiological functions. Mustard greens have a good “liver-clearing” effect.
Vegetables and fruits are rich in water and vitamins. Our body is inseparable from water and vitamins, which play a good role in protecting health. In our lives, different fruits and vegetables can exert different effects , can let us get healthy, but also choose the right fruits and vegetables according to our physical condition.
Chinese medicine believes that mustard is warm in nature and pungent in taste, and enters the lung and stomach meridians. It has the effects of clearing the lungs and clearing phlegm, warming the middle and benefiting qi. Raw or cooked mustard heads can cure chest tightness, cough, and multi-colored white phlegm; mustard stems and leaves decocted and washed outside can cure lacquer sores and itching. “Diet Therapy Materia Medica” says that it can “maintain cough, lower qi, improve eyesight, and remove wind from the head and face”. “Compendium of Materia Medica” records that it has the function of “dispelling the lungs and removing phlegm, sharpening the diaphragm and appetizing”.