‘Greek Common Sinapis’

White Mustard / Moutarde Blanche/ Σινάπι (Βρούβες)


Common Name: White Mustard / Moutarde Blanche/ Σινάπι (Βρούβες)

Scientific Name: Sinapis alba


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: full sun and semi-shade.

Soil type: any soil type. pH 4.5 - 8.2

Sowing in nursery: early Spring

Direct Planting: Early Spring to late Summer

Germination: 5 days after sowing

Harvest:  50 days after sowing

Spacing: 10cm/10cm/1cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: by Bees, flies, wind.

Seed preservation: 5 years


Edible Parts: Leaves, Seeds

Medicine: Antibacterial;  Antifungal;  Antirheumatic;  Appetizer;  Carminative;  Cathartic;  Diaphoretic;  Digestive;  Diuretic; Emetic;  Expectorant;  Rubefacient;  Stimulant;  Vesicant.

The seed is antibacterial, antifungal, appetizer, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, rubefacient and stimulant. At a ratio of 1:3, the seed has an inhibitory action on the growth of fungus. The leaves are carminative.

Other Uses: Green manure.

Known Hazards: The seed contains substances that irritate the skin and mucous membranes. The plant is possibly poisonous once the seedpods have formed. Mustard allergy possibly especially in children and adolescents. Retention of seeds possibly in intestines if taken internally.