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Thursday 16 Mar 2017 03.06 PM

Incredible benefits of Mustard oil

Mustard oil, benefits

As the name suggests, mustard oil is a fatty vegetable oil extracted from the mustard seeds. Being an edible oil, mustard oil is also known as 'Kadugenna' in Malayalam. It is widely used for cooking in north and north east India.

Being a rich source of Omega Alpha 3 and Omega Alpha 6 fatty acids, Vitamin E and Antioxidants, it is considered as one of the healthiest oils. Below are the some of the incredible benefits of mustard oil for health.

1. Removes sun tan and Dark spots

Mustard oil is effective in removing tan and dark spots to give you a naturally glowing skin. For a glowing skin prepare a mask by mixing mustard oil, Bengal gram flour, curd and a few drops of lemon juice and apply it on the face.. Rinse with cold water after 15 minutes. It should be done thrice a week for best results.

2. Reduce the risk of Cancer

Mustard oil contains a substance called Glucosinolate, which is known for its anti carcinogenic properties. It also prevents the formation of cancerous tumours. The phyto nutrients present in mustard oil provides protection against gastro-intestinal cancers.

3. Cardiovascular benefits

Mustard oil is rich in Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated fats ( MUFA and PUFA ) as well as Omega-3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Thus it will balance the cholesterol level by increasing the good cholesterol ( HDL ) and decreasing bad Cholesterol (LDL), minimising the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

4. Relief from Cough and cold

The oil is also beneficial for those who are prone to cold and cough as it help to clear the congestion of chest and nose. Apply a mixture of one teaspoon mustard oil and champhor on the chest and lie back to enable the vapours to enter the lungs. This will help to clear mucus in air tract and provides easy breathing.

5. Treats Rashes and Infections

Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, mustard oil is effective in treating rashes and infections. Thus mustard oil prevents your skin from dryness, dullness and itching. A body massage with mustard oil rejuvenates and cleans your skin by increasing blood circulations. It is also effective in reducing skin inflammation and quickly heals the cuts and wounds.

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