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Wednesday 30 August 2023

8 Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is extracted from the seeds of the Mustard plant and is an ancient oil used both internally and externally, however I want to focus more on the external use of Mustard oil since this medicinal oil arrived my box.

The oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acid, polyunsaturated and a  small amount of saturated fatty acids.

Major Health Benefits of Mustard Oil are:

1.  Improves Blood Circulation

This benefit particularly affects the elderly population and children.  The is most times used to massage affected areas to improve circulation and reduce symptoms of pains. 

2.  Decreases Inflammations and Pains

Those who suffer arthritis and other inflammations  conditions could benefit by just massaging the oil on their palms and rubb on to the affected region to get relief.

3.  Could Help Reduce Body Temperature

Mustard oil when rubbed on the skin simulates the sweat glands. In this way, it reduces body temperature and fever .  If you suspect a fever or dullness, rubbing some of the oil on your palm to massage could make  change.

4.  Removes Toxins

When massaged into the skin, improves blood circulation, enlarging pores through healthy sweating and in this way helps removes some toxins through the pores.  So if you feel too toxic,  you could massage some of this oil to help get some of the 'BAD GUYS'. out.

5.  Relieves Numbness

When massaged to the affected area, stimulates sensations in the muscles and brings relief to numbness which is common with old age.  So if you have an elderly folk at home, do him or her some good by giving or keeping a bottle of Mustard oil around.

6.  Relieves Cold and Cough

Mustard oil contains a heat property that clears up the congestion in the respiratory tract.  Could be mixed with garlic and massaged on to the chest or you can steam inhale the oil in hot water during cold.

7.  Source of Selenium

This nutrient particularly benefits menopausal women and those of post menopause as it discourages inflammations and pains.  Occasion massage with this oil will provide some comfort during those difficult years.

8.  Anti aging Effect

The abundance of antioxidant vitamin E makes it an important part of  anti aging regimen.  Vitamin E is excellent in reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. 

It is Important to have this oil on hand during cold especially due to its circulatory benefits.  Young children could also benefit from the massage.   The oil could be taken internally but in very small amount. Half a teaspoon is usually okay for me whenever I taken it. Have used it. Do let us know through the comment on your experience.?



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