Mustard oil, also known as ' sarson ka tel', is an all-time favourite in most of the northern and eastern households of India. But the marveling health benefits of this oil have eventually made this oil popular in many other parts of the country.
Mustard oil adds that extra spark and tang to the food. Apart from enhancing the taste of the food, mustard oil is very beneficial for our hair, skin and overall health.
Mustard oil is an excellent skin tonic. Regular application on the skin makes the skin radiant and even reduces the signs of ageing.
Regular application of mustard oil makes your hair soft and shiny as well. It increases the blood circulation and stimulates hair growth. Mustard oil also prevents premature greying of the hair and gives a natural dark hue to your hair.
Mustard oil also has been used to cure chapped lips since ancient times. All you need to do is to apply some drops of mustard oil on your belly button to get quick and effective relief from chapped lips.
Hence, we are sharing some of the really good benefits of mustard oil. Even you can get a bottle of this oil and savour its unique goodness.
Good For Reducing Bad Cholesterol or LDL
Mustard oil has high content of monounsaturated (MUFA ) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats.
Mustard oil is also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
All of these acids help in cutting down the bad cholesterol or LDL and help in preventing us from getting cardiovascular diseases.
Prevents From Cancer
Mustard oil has a high content of glucosinolate.
Glucosinolate is known for its anti-carcinogenic properties and it cuts down the multiplication of cancerous tumours.
Phytonutrients also found in mustard oil protect against gastrointestinal cancer and colorectal cancer.
A Natural Remedy For Asthma
Regularly massaging the chest with mustard oil can give a quick relief from an asthma attack.
Several methods of consuming mustard oil with other ingredients can also be beneficial in asthma, such as taking a mixture of sugar with mustard oil many times in a day has a good result on asthma.
Similarly, taking a mixture of honey with mustard oil thrice in a day helps in curbing down asthma.
Triggers The Internal System
Regular consumption of mustard oil accelerates the functioning of internal systems namely the digestive, circulatory and excretory systems.
Mustard oil fuels up the secretion of digestive juices and also helps in the proper functioning of the bowel system.
Massage From Mustard Oil
When massaged on to the body, mustard oil accelerates blood circulation and stimulates the sweat glands, this helps in cooling down the body temperature.
When regularly massaged on the joints and areas with pain, one gets a good relief from rheumatic and arthritic pain over a certain period of time.
It Gives A Quick Relief From Cold And Cough
Mustard oil helps in clearing congestion of the chest and nose, when massaged regularly it gives a quick relief to people who often suffer from cough and cold.
Mustard oil can also be added to a pot of warm water and its vapour can be inhaled.
You can even put some drops of mustard oil directly into the nostrils for opening up the respiratory system during cough and cold.
Doing this also stops the formation of phlegm.
Mustard Oil Is Antibacterial And Antifungal In Nature
Mustard oil has a high content of glucosinolate, which makes it an antibacterial agent.
So, mustard oil can be consumed to eliminate bacteria, fungi and other microbes and get protection from infections such as urinary tract infection, intestinal infection, etc.
Allyl isothiocyanate is a compound that is found in mustard oil that can treat bacterial infection and rashes when applied on to the skin.