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Mustard Oil, made out of mustard seeds is originally used for two different types of oil that is- fatty vegetable oil and essential oil. Vegetable oil is produced out of pressing mustard seeds and used as the vegetable oil to cook food. On the other hand, essential oil, processed from grinding the mustard seeds and combining them with water and then separating the remaining volatile oil by the method of distillation is used for other purposes such as hair oil or for skin, etc.
This oil is widely used in the regions of Northern India whereas, Southern India rarely use this oil. However, it is manufactured in the other countries too but widely in India. The oil contains 11.6 grams of total saturated fats per 100 grams.
12 Amazing Health Benefits and Uses of Mustard Oil:
1. Relieves Cold, Cough and Flu:
Cold and cough are among those diseases which can be caught very frequently. Be it a weather change, winter, an allergy or sudden change from hot to cold atmosphere. Mustard oil is an ayurvedic home remedy to treat the same. Mustard oil helps in relieving cold, cough and flu with a very simple step- heat mustard oil on a low flame and add carom seeds and some garlic for about 30 seconds and massage with it on the chest, fore-head and feet soles. This will surely give you relief in an overnight or two.
2. Releases Arthritis and Joint Pain:
In case of joint pain, mustard oil is extremely helpful and recommendable as it releases the pain after a few days of regular massage. Heat the oil before massage and apply on the joints and inflammable parts that are aching. This will encourage your blood flow and the blood circulation will be improved which will ultimately decrease the pain in a few days. You can also pair heated mustard oil with 3-4 cloves of garlic and wait for garlic to be fully prepared with the oil then apply on the joints and affected area and rub in circular motions. See the pain go in days.
3. Benefits the Problem of Asthma:
There are many possible ways where asthma can be triggered like being in a dusty place often, such as factory or wood shop, or being allergic to several things, etc. These can encourage asthma very easily in your body and can increase rapidly if not stopped. Mustard oil helps to reduce the problem of Asthma in three steps:
1. Boil water upto its boiling point.
2. Add 3-4 drops of mustard oil in it and stir well.
3. Inhale the steam until cold.
These steps will solve the problem of asthma, not so fast, but in an effective way. This way problems of asthma can be cured and it will also cure another respiratory diseases in your body.
4. Is an Insect Repellent:
Yes! you heard it right. Mustard oil is also an insect repellent and it is scientifically proven with various lab tests. Apply it on your skin where there are too many insects and you will see the difference. With the help of some variables existing in mustard oil, it becomes possible to repel mosquitoes and other insects. It will eventually keep you safe from the infectious diseases like malaria and dengue. Apply it to your skin and it will protect your skin for upto 4-5 hours.
5. Boosts Brain Function:
No wonder that high-nutritious foods, exercising, proper sleep and such aspects help to keep our brain in proper function. But when it comes to consumption of food it is really a matter of concern of what types of food to ingest. High sugar foods, heavy oily food, high fats food- all these foods are injurious to health and also not good for the growth of the brain. Therefore, here, mustard oil has the ability to help you out in case of boosting brain function. Add mustard oil in any food that you consume which requires oil instead of regular oil. This will help you boost your brain and keep your memories new and fresh.
6. Removes tanning and black spots:
Mustard oil is greatly known for its beauty hacks ideas and this is absolutely true. Massaging mustard oil on your face regularly may result in removing tan and lighten your dark spots and pigmentation on the face and neck. Take 3-4 tablespoons of mustard oil and add chickpea flour in order to make a paste and then add 1 tablespoon yogurt and 2-3 teaspoon lemon juice. Apply it on your face and keep it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Do this regularly once and see the difference. It is a natural home face mask, don’t hesitate to apply wondering about the chemicals in it. Your skin will start glowing, that’s the only effect it will give you!!
7. Is Totally a Natural Sunscreen:
Mustard oil is a natural remedy and has the abilities to protect you from hard ultraviolet sun rays. The vitamin E in mustard oil will help you with the part of protection and all the natural anti-oxidants will help your skin from the cellular damage.
8. Prevents premature greying of hair:
Mustard oil helps your hair from greying in young age. In today’s generation, youngsters are more into styling and colouring their hair every now and then. They use machines, rollers, hair dye just to keep in shape, unknown about the fact that it’s all causing damage to the natural growth and the scalp. Mustard oil, here, is your friend to help you out of this mess and give you good natural shape for your hair.
9. Prevents dandruff and itchy scalp:
Oiling mustard oil in every two days can be beneficial to your hair and your scalp. Having oily hair and finding dandruff on the scalp is a very common problems for the girls out there. Dandruff can be formed by anything- keeping your hair unwashed for more than 4 days or working out daily but not washing your hair can also make your scalp itchy. Mostly, dandruff can be found in the season of monsoon where it is humid and sticky everywhere.
Mustard oil will assist you in preventing all those problems. Massage mustard oil in every two days on the scalp and wash it with a mild shampoo. Your work here is done.
10. Risk of Heart Issues is Highly Reduced:
This oil is highly recommended for the heart patients who often face the problems of heart attacks and inflammations. The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in mustard oil helps the heart to stay healthy without any clotting of the arteries and preventing inflammations. This also helps dilate the blood vessels keeping blood safe from getting thick and clotting and also it helps in lowering the blood pressure. The omega-6 acids existing in this oil helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and also there is less risk for the chance of cancer.
11. Chapped lips? No more!:
Well, this is my personally applied mantra of stopping the lips from getting chapped. People often complaint about the lips getting chapped or dark. This simple formula with mustard oil will help you get rid of those chapped lips. Just pour 2-3 drops of mustard oil in your belly button and leave it overnight. Do this for 7-10 nights and you will find the difference that actually your lips have stopped being chapped and the dark colour has gotten lighter. This is one interesting benefit of mustard oil in the whole list!
12. A Natural Conditioner for your Hair:
“Oh hair, why are you so rough?” is the question that many girls are trying to find answer to. Considering people who work, exercise or are busy or have long hair cannot take care of their hair often. It is so seldom that they actually think about the hair getting rough. This oil here is a natural conditioner for your hair. Apply this oil 1-2 hours before the wash and massage thoroughly in circular motions so that the blood circulation of the scalp improves and the effects of the oil are absorbed fully into the scalp. Wash it off with a mild shampoo and you will know that this oil is no joke.
Have silky and shiny hair with this oil and let your face shine with happiness you get.