Mustard


Mustard

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch

Arabic name(s)

Khardal

English name(s)

Mustard

Order

Brassicales

Family

Brassicaceae

Genus

Brassica L.

Species

Brassica nigra (L.) W.D.J. Koch

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Mustard is an annual herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Mustard is cultivated in most regions of the world, but it is believed to be native to the southern Mediterranean region of Europe and possibly South Asia.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The word khardal "mustard" is mentioned twice in the Holy Qur’an. Allah The Most Sublime Says; “And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account.” Surat Al-Anbya’a, verse 47

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise and the people of Hell will go to Hell, Allah will order those who have had faith equal to the weight of a grain of Mustard seed to be taken out from Hell. So they will be taken out but (by then) they will be blackened (charred). Then they will be put in the river of Haya’ (rain) or Hayat (life) (the Narrator is in doubt as to which is the right term), and they will revive like a grain that grows near the bank of a flood channel. Don’t you see that it comes out yellow and twisted”. Sahih Al Bukhari, book of belief.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Medicinal

Products

Seeds

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References