A recipe for mustard (sinapi) appears in the Apicius cookbook of the 4/5th century. It is antibacterial, and will not grow mould, mildew or harmful bacteria.
It has been used medicinally for a very long time to stimulate the immune system, as an anti-inflamatory and pain reliever. It can be used to treat rheumatism, colds, runny noses, respiratory problems – even bronchial pneumonia and pleurisy. A mustard plaster (for adults only, and the mustard must not make direct contact with the skin or eyes) has been used for centuries in France and Russia.
I painted this lovely mustard flower and seeds using Pixelmator software on my computer, copying a photograph and using the trackpad to direct various sizes of brush.
Trying to observe and record the extraordinary patterns that plants make.