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    Mustard Oil & Mustard seeds

    Mustard seeds and mustard oil are staple spice components in many international cuisines. Both the culinary and medicinal properties of mustard seeds have been explored for thousands of years. Mustard seeds come from the mustard plant, which actually belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables. Mustard seeds are available in well over 50 varieties. However, three main varieties exist: black, white and brown mustard seeds.

    Mustard seeds are extremely nutrient dense. Mustard seeds are a great source of protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

    Anti-Inflammatory Properties

    Mustard seeds and its oil have long been used to treat inflammations of the body. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of mustard seeds can be attributed to its nutrient profile. Mustard seeds contain a very high source of selenium, which directly helps reduce inflammation. Mustard seeds also contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which further help reduce inflammation and its accompanying secondary symptoms. Due to the anti-inflammatory potential of mustard seeds, mustard seeds and mustard oil have been used for centuries as a natural treatment of arthritis.

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    Protect Against Cancers

    Mustard seed and mustard oil contain an abundance of phytonutrients that may help prevent and treat cancers. Mustard seeds contain glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, both active health promoting compounds. The presence of isothiocyanates in foods has been extensively studied for their anti-cancer potential. In various clinical studies, isothiocyanates have repeatedly shown to help reduce the risk of cancer formation.

    Source of Selenium

    Mustard seeds are a very rich source of selenium, which along with fiber, acts to help lower the risk of cancer formation. Selenium also works alongside Vitamin E to perform antioxidant activated in the body. The antioxidant potential of selenium helps protect the body from heart disease, atherosclerosis and stroke. Selenium also plays a role in protecting against inflammation and thus provides relief from the symptoms of arthritis.


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    Traditional Uses of Mustard Seeds

    * Mustard oil is traditionally consumed to help lower blood pressure and help prevent heart disease.

    * At the sign of a headache, mustard oil is often used to massage the temple region to help alleviate pain and tension.

    * Mustard seeds and mustard oil are prescribed to help treat menopausal symptoms.

    * Mustard seed and mustard oil consumption is said to stimulate appetite and improve gastric functioning.


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    Stimulant:

    This oil is a very strong stimulant. This is very effective in stimulating excretion, circulation and digestion. If this is used for massaging, it stimulates circulation very effectively. Even the effects are visible. Mustard oil stimulates digestion by stimulating the production of bile and gastric juices from liver and spleen. Even the excretory system is stimulated by mustard oil as the peristaltic movement of intestines is stimulated.

    Appetizer:

    This oil acts like an appetizer and increases hunger. This can be a side effect of the stimulant and irritant nature of oil. This irritates the inner lining of intestines and stomach, stimulates digestive juices and makes you feel hungry.

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    Irritant:

    Even though it is considered as an irritant, it is beneficial sometimes. Irritation is defined as a reaction of an organ to any external agent and also shows that the organ is responding to the external stimuli. This is the benefit with mustard oil. This property helps in bringing back the sensation to the organs that suffer from lack of sensation or numbness. This property is used for pumping up muscles as well.

    Antibacterial:

    This has antibacterial properties. If taken internally, it combats bacterial infections in urinary tract, excretory system, digestive system, colon and so on. If applied externally, it treats bacterial infections of the skin.


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    Insect repellent:

    Insects and other small animals stay away from this oil. Hence, mustard oil acts like a insect repellent as well. This oil can also be used in vaporizers and fumigants for driving away insects.

    Anti fungal: Mustard oil serves like an anti fungal agent because of Allyl isothiocyanate. It doesn’t let fungal growth and even inhibits fungal growth if there is any.

    Hair vitalizer: The stimulating effect and presence of some fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, if combined together make an effective hair vitalizer. The stimulating effects of oil enhance blood circulation in scalp whereas the fatty acids nourish the roots of hair. It has been observed that long term use of this oil on the hair gives it a brown color but strengthens and prevents hair fall efficiently.

    Diaphoretic:

    Mustard oil promotes sweating either if taken internally and applied externally. This stimulates sweat glands to secrete more sweat and also enlarges the openings of skin pores. This property of mustard oil is useful in reducing the body temperature and also remove the toxins, water and excess salts from the body.


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    Cordial:

    The warmth feeling of mustard oil makes it a cordial. This warms up the internal systems like respiratory system and safeguards it from accumulation and formation of phlegm. Also it warms up your body in winter season to some extent. This can be due to the irritating and stimulating effects.

    Tonic:

    Mustard oil serves as an all rounder tonic for the health. This tones up all the systems in the body, boosts up immunity and also gives strength.

    Anti arthritic and anti rheumatic:

    This oil gives relief from arthritis and rheumatism and has been used for massaging.

    Other benefits:

    This is very effective in curing cold, cough, body pains and aches, congestion caused by cold, headache and for muscular growth. Also, it is rubbed on the gums to strengthen them and also to protect them from germs.


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