Description of the medicine: Mustard Seed (Semen Sinapis)
Mustard Seed (Semen Sinapis).
Ripe seeds of an annual cultivated mustard plant with blues (Sarepta) - Вrassica juncea (L.), Сzern., Sem. cruciferous (Cruciferae). Black mustard seeds are also allowed for use - Вrassica pigra (L.) Kush. They contain about 3% fatty oil (used in the food industry), the enzyme mirosine and glycoside sinigrin. Essential mustard oil is extracted from nonfat seeds.
Mustard essential oil (Oleum Sinapis athetherum) (list B). Transparent colorless or light yellow liquid of extremely pungent odor, strongly irritates the mucous membranes and skin.
Sometimes prescribed as a locally irritating and distracting agent in the form of a 2% alcohol solution.
Mustard plasters (Charta Sinapis, Charta Sinarisata). Sheets of paper measuring 8 x 12, 5 cm, coated with non-fat powder (mustard mixture obtained from oilcake and mustard seeds).
When wetted with warm water, a strong smell of essential mustard oil is felt.
It is used as an anti-inflammatory (distracting) agent.
In a moistened form, apply to the skin (for 5-15 minutes) until severe redness appears.
The therapeutic effect is largely due to reflex reactions that occur in connection with irritation of the nerve endings of the skin.
Mustard plasters should not be used for damaged skin, pustular diseases, neurodermatitis, weeping eczema, psoriasis.
A Mustard Pouch is also available, which is a heat-sealed bag of waterproof porous paper on two or one side and paper with a polymer coating on the other. The package is filled with mustard mixture.
The mustard plaster packet is available in size 11 x 10 cm and is divided into 4 equal bags. Each bag is uniformly filled with mustard mixture.
Before use, the package is shaken until the powder is evenly distributed, placed horizontally for 15 - 20 s in warm water, applied to the skin, covered with a dry dense cloth, left for 2 - 3 - 5 - 10 minutes depending on the age and sensitivity of the skin.
Contraindications - see. Mustard plasters.
Storage: in a dry, cool, dark place.