Spicy, pungent, biting flavor, that is only released by crushing and mixing with water or frying in hot oil. Popular in India and commonly found in curry powders and spiced ghee. Stimulating and antispasmodic to the lungs. Traditionally used as a topical mustard plaster to reduce congestion in the lungs, especially good for lingering lower respiratory infections such as bronchitis. A counter-irritant, temporarily reducing pain.