Plum Dragon Herbs

Bai Jie Zi (Mustard Seed)


Bai Jie Zi is a traditional Chinese herb, also known as "white mustard seed," that is known for its ability to support respiratory and immune system health. Our premium-grade Bai Jie Zi is sourced directly from China and is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. Bai Jie Zi is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, it can also be used to alleviate respiratory discomfort, support healthy immune response and also used in traditional Chinese Medicine as a warming herb. It is also said to help relieve pain, especially headaches and toothaches, and it's also used to help improve digestion and relieve constipation. It is also said to be a diuretic, helping to increase urine flow and remove toxins from the body. Try it today in the form of tea, tincture, or as a culinary herb and experience the difference in your respiratory and immune system's natural balance.

High Quality Bai Jie Zi: what does it look like?

High-quality Bai Jie Zi (Allium macrostemon) as being a dried bulb that is brownish-black in color, with a pungent, spicy aroma. The bulb should be firm, plump and free from any signs of rotting or insect damage.

How is Bai Jie Zi prepared and processed?

This herb is native to the Mediterranean region. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil and a cool climate, and can be grown as a winter annual or a spring-planted crop. The plant grows to a height of about 30-60 cm (12-24 inches) and has long, narrow leaves and small, white or yellow flowers. The seeds are used for culinary and medicinal purposes. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bai Jie Zi, also known as Semen Sinapis, is prepared and processed by cleaning the seeds, drying them, and then roasting them over a low heat. The roasted seeds are then ground into a fine powder, which can be used for decoctions, powders, or pills.

Popular Recipe for Bai Jie Zi

One of the most popular recipes for Bai Ji Zi is in Stir Fry.  An example recipe is below: 


  • 1 lb of protein of your choice (such as beef, chicken, or tofu)
  • 2 cups of vegetables (such as bell peppers, onions, carrots, and mushrooms)
  • 2 tbsp of Bai Jie Zi (mustard seed)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the protein of your choice into small pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  3. Heat a large pan or wok over medium-high heat and add oil.
  4. Add the minced garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  5. Add the Bai Jie Zi (mustard seed) to the pan and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it is fragrant.
  6. Add the protein to the pan and stir fry until it's cooked through.
  7. Add the vegetables to the pan and stir fry until they are tender.
  8. Season the stir fry with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve the Bai Jie Zi stir fry with rice or other staple.

Note: You can adjust the quantity of Bai Jie Zi to your preference.

As with Ai Ye and Bai He, Bai Jie Zi is not commonly used in Western cuisine and can be hard to find. It's also considered a medicinal herb and some people may be allergic to it, so it's important to use it with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Safety Precautions for the use of Bai Jie Zi

While it is considered safe when used as directed, there are some general safety precautions to keep in mind when using Bai Jie Zi:

  • Consult a qualified healthcare professional before using Bai Jie Zi, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, or a history of allergies.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage on the product label.
  • Bai Jie Zi may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and blood pressure medication, so consult with a healthcare professional before using if you are on any medications.
  • Keep Bai Jie Zi away from children and pets, as it can be dangerous if ingested in large amounts.
  • Do not use Bai Jie Zi for long periods of time, as it may cause side effects such as skin rash, gastrointestinal upset, or allergic reactions.
  • Bai Jie Zi should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. If you experience any adverse reactions, seek immediate medical attention.

It’s important to note that this is a general guideline and it’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional or herbalist to determine the right dosage and usage for you.

Additional Information about Bai Jie Zi

Bai Jie Zi is also referred to as Mustard Seed, Sinapis alba (l.) Boiss; Semen Sinapis

The Mustard Seed, as a Phlegm resolving herb, dispels phlegm and stagnation, especially in the Lung. It also has a secondary action to regulate circulation in the channels and discourage nodules and swellings. It is very stimulating to the skin.

Properties: Acrid, Warm

Channels Entered: Lung


Acrid, warm

Channels Entered


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Clean & Powerful

Upon arrival, the product was vibrant, clean, and uniform. I recently used it in a cold-phlegm/anti-asthmatic tea formulation and had great success! A wonderful first experience with Plum Dragon Herbs :)

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