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Benefits of mustard oil - MBDH Wellness

Ayurveda Jan, 2023

Mustard oil is popularly known as 'Sarson ka Tel'. Mustard oil is a key ingredient in various Indian dishes. It is said to have been cultivated in India around 3000 BC and is widely used as a primary cooking oil in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc. Apart from its extensive use in cooking, the oil holds a large position in the ancient medical system of Ayurveda. for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

Crushing mustard seeds and combining them with water and other liquids gives us mustard oil. Sometimes it is necessary to allow the liquid to settle for a while, rarely overnight, before it is boiled and filtered to obtain the oil used in cooking.

Mustard oil contains about 60% monounsaturated fatty acids, 21% polyunsaturated fats, and about 12% saturated fats. It is an optimal blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is low in saturated fat, making this oil healthy and nutritious.

Benefits of Mustard Oil:

1. Promotes hair and skin health

Mustard oil can help optimize hair and skin health. Homemade face masks and hair serums are made from this oil. The most available evidence for the benefits of this oil to date is purely anecdotal, despite numerous reports of improvement in fine lines, wrinkles and hair growth. You should do a patch test first before applying it directly to your skin or scalp to prevent irritation.

2. Mustard oil defends against infections

Mustard oil is also known to fight bacterial infections as it has strong antibacterial properties. Works well on external and internal infections.

Externally, it can be applied to the wound to prevent infection. Internally, it can help against infections that occur in the colon, urinary tract, digestive system, and excretory system in general.

In addition to antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, mustard oil has an anti-inflammatory effect. Both externally and internally, it fights infections in various ways, including conditions of the digestive tract. This is because it contains selenium, which has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to reducing pain and swelling, the mineral also relieves joint pain.

3. Acts as a stimulant naturally

Mustard oil acts as a very powerful natural stimulant. Taking this oil stimulates the liver and spleen to secrete digestive juices and bile, which improves the digestive system and human appetite. When massaged on the abdomen, this oil stimulates our blood circulation as well as our sweat glands, dilating the pores of the skin through sweat.

4. May reduce cancer risk

Linolenic acid found in mustard oil has cancer-fighting properties. Several studies have shown that this fatty acid may lessen the risk of colon and stomach cancer. In a study from South Dakota University, rats with colon cancer were treated with mustard, corn, and fish oils. Rats fed with mustard oil were less likely to develop colon cancer than those fed fish oil.

5. Circulates blood better

In Ayurveda, massaging the body with mustard oil helps improve blood flow and skin texture, as well as relieve muscle tension. It also activates sweat glands, which allows the body to get rid of toxins. As a result, it provides a natural cleansing effect.

Mustard essential oil is used to increase blood circulation as it is a strong stimulant. This is very good for you because it delivers oxygenated blood to various organs much faster, improving their overall function and performance.

Mustard oil also promotes the secretion of gastric juice and bile from the liver and spleen, keeping the digestive system intact. Mustard oil also affects intestinal motility, leading to improved and more regular bowel movements.

6. Can help treat asthma

There is no permanent cure for asthma, but using mustard oil can reduce its symptoms and effects. Minerals like copper, magnesium, iron and selenium present in mustard oil act as immediate, effective and emergency home remedies for asthma. Mix warm oil with salt and massage it on your breasts every day to reduce symptoms. This process may seem difficult for asthma patients, but it offers several advantages.

7. Possibly aids weight loss

Mustard oil is packed with B-complex vitamins like riboflavin and niacin. It helps the body burn more calories and promotes weight loss. This oil also contains diacylglycerol, a property that can aid in weight loss. Food cooked with this oil is easily digested and accelerates metabolism, which, in turn, burns fat faster.

8. Mustard oil promotes Sweating

Sweating is an important function of the body. It helps you get rid of all the unwanted toxins in your body like uric acid, excess water, fats and salts. The accumulation of these toxins can be very harmful and can lead to many health problems. That's why inducing sweat with mustard essential oil is good for your system.

9. Mustard oil benefits for Arthritis

Mustard essential oil has been used since ancient times to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It can help with pain caused by these problems when applied topically to the affected joints. Moreover, mustard oil can also help with the inflammation in these areas, bringing you a lot of relief.

Use mustard oil to massage patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This oil is very beneficial and you can even add camphor to reduce pain and inflammation.

Read also: 8 Herbs That Will Make Your Gut Much Happier


Author: Aaliya Sheikh 


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