Mustard oil is among the most popular oil all around the world however its use as edible oil is contraindicated in some countries. Despite of this contraindication, mustard oil has earned its repute because of having some super natural powers which pose good effects on skin, hair and overall health. Being an oil, mustard oil is rich in fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat) but fortunately this fat is good for human health as it contain an ample amount of essential fatty acids like omega-3 fatty acid, erucic acid, oleic and linoleic fatty acid. One Table spoon of mustard oil contains approximately 126 calories.
Mustard is a seed which is pressed properly to get the oil which we called mustard oil. This oil is loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. Aside from all this, there are many benefits of mustard oil.
Hidden Properties Of Mustard Oil:
• A strong anti-bacterial & anti-fungal agent:
Being a potent anti-microbial agent, it is used anciently to cure skin infections. It is also used to inhibit colon, urinary and gastrointestinal infection. An active phytochemical allyl isothiocyanate helps in inhibiting the spread of infections to other places.
• A vital ingredient for hair health:
It has the unique ability to enhance the blood circulation thus massaging this oil on the scalp thrice a week promotes hair growth and reduce hair fall. It has such revitalizing properties which strengthens your hair and make them silky and shiny.
• Build-up strong muscles in infants:
Massaging mustard oil on the muscles of infants makes their muscles grow faster and stronger. Makes the bones rigid and durable.
• A strong appetite stimulator:
This oil has the ability to stimulate gastric secretions, aids the food to digest more efficiently and create the urge to eat thus it act as an appetizer.
• Make immune system strong:
It has an efficient anti-oxidant property which makes your immune system more compatible against infectious agents.
• A detoxifier:
It can stimulate sweat gland which promote sweat secretion and excrete toxins and other waste material with it.
• Effective against cold & cough:
It can treat cough and cold effectively and also relief congestion. Its regular use can cure many respiratory disorders.