Incredible Mustard Oil Benefits

Mustard Oil

Extracted from mustard seeds (black, brown and white) is a popular kitchen essential in India as it adds a unique flavor to the food. Besides cooking , it is also believed to have miraculous properties, and therefore is used as a remedy to treat cold, boost immunity, encourage hair growth, provide nourishment to skin. Studies prove that out of all the cooking oil mediums, mustard oil score better and others. read on to know why

Reduces The Risk Of Cancer
Research suggests that mustard oil has strong cancer-fighting properties. It contains ample amounts of linolenic acid, which when converted to omega-3 fatty acid, helps prevent stomach and colon cancers.

Cardiovascular Benefits

It is known to show hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) and hypolipidemic (lipid-lowering) effects . It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and increases good cholesterol (HDL) levels in the body, thereby reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

It boosts your appetite
Mustard essential oil can boost your appetite and make you want to eat more as this oil is both, a stimulant and an irritant. It pumps up your stomach and also facilitates the secretion of gastric juices and bile, which creates the feeling of hunger.

It prevent fungal infections
Mustard essential oil contains allyl isothiocyanate in it, which has strong antifungal properties.

It helps with arthritis
Since ancient times it has been used to provide relief from the symptoms of rheumatoid and arthritis. It can help with the pain that is caused by these problems when applied topically onto the joints that hurt.

Helps Blood Circulation

According to Ayurveda, using mustard oil for body massage improves blood circulation, skin texture and releases muscular tension. It also activates the sweat glands and hence helps in throwing out toxins from the body.

Boosts Brain Function

The high concentration of fatty acids present in mustard oil is known to boost brain function and help treat depression