Health Benefits of Cold Pressed Oils.
• Heart health
Mustard oil is rich mono-saturated and polyunsaturated fats, which may help to balance cholesterol level in the body.
When consumed mustard oil may fight bacterial infections inside the colon, intestine, urinary tract and other parts of the digestive system.
Applied directly to the skin, mustard oil can help fight fungal infections.
• Digestive aid
Mustard oil boosts the appetite and aids in digestion by stimulating the secretion of gastric juices and bile as well as stimulating the excretion system.
• Respiratory aid
Some research suggests that mustard oil may have positive effect on patients suffering from sinusitis. It may also help soothe the effects of coughs, colds and other respiratory illnesses and irritants.
• Anti-inflammatory and pain relief
Applied topically, mustard oil has known to relieve the painful effects of rheumatism and arthritis as well as help soothe sprained ankles and other such joint aches and pains.
• Skin health
The vitamin E content of mustard oil helps improve skin health, applied topically it may also help protect the skin from ultraviolet light other pollutants.
• Reduces Cough, Colds
Since ancient times, mustard oil is used to soothe colds, coughs and other respiratory illnesses and allergies.
• Strengthens Red Blood Cells
Mustard oil is a major source of all fats required by our body to perform diverse biological functions as components of plasma, cell lipids and cell membrane.
Mustard oil reduces cholesterol and improves the membrane structure of red blood cells (RBC).
• Acts as a Stimulant
Mustard oil is a natural stimulant that is known to stimulate our sweat glands, thereby improving blood circulation throughout the body. It also helps to lower body temperature and remove toxins from the body.
By increasing blood circulation in the entire body, also relieves and rejuvenates stressed and overworked muscles.
• Relief from Joint Pain & Arthritis
A regular massage with mustard oil helps in relieving aching joints and muscles. Arthritis patients also experience relief and comfort after a massage with mustard oil, thanks to the presence of Omega-3 fatty acids that help to ease stiffness and pain caused due to arthritis.
• Immunity Booster
The composition of mustard oil is based on our body requirement. This oil having <7% saturated fat, high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids ranges from 3.6-32.2%. It also contains a considerable amount of linoleic (18:2) and linoleic acids (18:3).
The optimum range of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E provides the required nutritive value and boosts our immune system.
• Reduces Diabetic Hazards
The amount of vitamin E in the alpha-tocopherol present in mustard oil has beneficial effects to control diabetic hazards.
Other Uses of Mustard Oil:
• Effective Massage Oil
Massage in infancy with mustard oil improves growth and post-massage sleep.
Massage with mustard oil improves the weight, length and midarm and midleg circumferences as compared to infants without massage.
• Promotes Oral Health
Mustard oil helps strengthen your gums and makes it easier to remove the plaque. Plaque is generally formed due to bacteria that are surrounded by fatty membranes. Swishing mustard oil in our mouth can help loosen the fat-soluble bacteria and further avoid gum bleeding.
. Amazing Hair
Mustard oil contains alpha fatty acids that keep our hair hydrated, lively and help them to grow faster. Mustard oil is also a rich source of antioxidants, minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium and vitamins like A, D, E and K, all of which are important for hair growth.
The anti-fungal properties of mustard oil also prevent the development of fungus and dandruff in our scalp.
. Good for Our Skin
Mustard oil is rich in vitamin B complex, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to remove tan from the skin. Mustard oil also works wonders if you have chapped lips.
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties of this oil prevent the development of acne and keep our skin clean and glowy.