Organic Incredible Mustard Oil
Organic cold pressed mustard oil, with proper cold press guidance been used as a food additive and for topical use as well. It is made from pressing mustard seeds in cold press machine. The pressure exerted by the machine extracts the oil from seeds. The oil extracted is 100% pure, natural and contains natural fibers of mustard. Organic Cold Pressed Mustard oil contains rich amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
- It is an ancient oil that is said to be loaded with many health benefits
- Mustard oil is full of MUFA which is very important for our health
Mustard Oil - the Benefits
Good Source of MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids)
"Mustard oil is highly recommended for the reason that it is full of monounsaturated fatty acids. Our body needs oil in the ratio of 3:1 - three parts of polyunsaturated fatty acids and one part of saturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) come under polyunsaturated. Mustard oil is full of MUFA which is very essential for our health.
Doctor says: “It's good for the heart, lightens skin, helps in hair growth, prevents premature graying of hair, etc," *
Promotes Heart Health
According to a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, including mustard oil in your regular diet could prove to be beneficial to your heart health. Being a rich source of MUFA, it lowers bad cholesterol in the body, thus keeping a check on blood fat levels and helping in circulation. The results also stated that the use of mustard oil, which is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, was associated with a lower IHD risk (Ischemic Heart Disease) than with the use of sunflower oil.
Protects Against Infection
Mustard oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Its external as well as internal usage is said to help in multiple ways to fight against infections, including digestive tract infections.
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. As such, it acts as a natural cleanser.
Good for Skin
Mustard oil is loaded with vitamin E, an essential nutrient for the skin. Therefore, when applied on the skin, it is said to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and acts as a sunscreen. However, recent studies have stated that mustard oil massage should be done with limited quantities. Too much of it could prove to be harmful and cause irritation. **** Nutritionist says: "Mustard oil has many topical uses and is good in various ways. However, one with oily skin should avoid massaging it on the face and it should also be avoided for body massages for those who have sensitive skin." It is also said to help in removing tan and dark spots when used along with other ingredients to make face masks. Further, one can also massage the skin with equal quantities of mustard oil and coconut oil to improve skin tone.
Relief from Cough and Cold
Mustard oil has been an age-old ingredient for the treatment of cough and cold. "This is because of its heating property that helps in clearing congestion from the respiratory tract. Mustard oil steam treatment is often recommended as a home remedy, and you can also rub about a teaspoon of it on your chest before sleeping to let it work its magic," *** It is perhaps the very pungency that helps in clearing sinuses, much like wasabi. Another home remedy is to make a mixture of about one tablespoon warm mustard oil and two to three cloves of garlic and rub it on your feet.
Promotes Hair Growth
It is again an age-old practice followed till today. "Mustard oil contains beta-carotene which is excellent for hair growth when massaged into the scalp. It activates blood circulation, and its anti-bacterial properties prevent scalp infections,"
Dermatologist says, "Mustard oil is an essential oil, which is good for the skin and hair, mustard oil or mustard seed paste mixed with mustard oil when applied on the scalp and left overnight can help in controlling hair fall."
Treats Cracked Heels and Brittle Nails
**"Mustard oil can be applied on the nails. It's better than coconut or almond oil in terms of benefits. It has the power to lubricate the nail bed and be easily absorbed to bring about nourishment."
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF MUSTARD OILOne Table Spoon of Cold Pressed Mustard Oil Contains:
Fat 14.00 g (22 % of RDA)
Saturated fatty acids 1.621 g (8 % of RDA)
Hexadecanoic acid 0.525 g
Octadecanoic acid 0.157 g
Tetradecanoic acid 0.194 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 8.286 g
Docosenoic acid 5.764 g
Eicosenoic acid 0.867 g
Hexadecenoic acid 0.030 g
Octadecenoic acid 1.625 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 2.972 g
Octadecadienoic acid 2.146 g
Octadecatrienoic acid 0.826 g
Uses of COLD PRESSED MUSTARD OILFor cooking purpose
Hair & scalp nourishment
Helps in treating Asthma and in breathing problems
*In severe cases please consult a doctor.
References:• Dr. Anju Sood.
• Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, a Delhi-based Dermatologist
• Saumya Reddy, a Bangalore-based nutritionist
• Dr. Anshul Bhatnagar, a Delhi-based nutritionist