Mustard Lore and LegendGerman lore advises a bride to sew mustard seeds into the hem of her wedding dress to assure her dominance of the household.
In Denmark and India, it's thought that spreading mustard seeds around the exterior of the home will keep out evil spirits. The Danes also had an interesting "cure" for a woman's frigidity which involved a potion made of mustard seeds mixed with ginger and spearmint.
The ancient Chinese also considered mustard an aphrodisiac.
More about Mustard:
Mustard Substitutions and Cooking Tips
Mustard Seed Types
Mustard Selection and Storage
What makes mustard hot? FAQ
Mustard Legend and Lore
Mustard and Health
Mustard Seed and Mustard Recipes
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