Mustard oil is one of the essential oils which have numerous health benefits which are attributed to its powerful medical properties. Some of these properties include antibacterial, hair vitalizer, anti-rheumatic, cordial, tonic, appetizer, stimulant, antifungal and insect repellent. It is very popular in India and other parts of Asia such as Bangladesh.
This oil has some contradictory reputations across the various regions of the globe. In Asia, it is taken as an edible oil while it is banned in other parts of the world such as Europe where it is considered t be unhealthy and toxic. In fact, this oil has been banned in some of the European countries. In some countries, it is used for external application.
This oil is extracted from mustard seed which has been soaked in water. It is extracted through the process of steam distillation. Below are some of the amazing health benefits of Mustard essential oil.
This oil has potent antibacterial or bacterial properties. It is used internally in fighting bacterial infections which affect the digestive system, the colon, urinary tract and the excretory system. It is also used in treating bacterial infections when it is applied externally on the skin.
It is used in keeping away the small animals and insects. It is a powerful insect repellent. It is also used in some of the vaporizers and fumigants in driving away insects.
It serves as a potent antifungal agent. Its antifungal properties are attributed to the presence of a chemical known as Allyl isothiocyanate which inhibits fungal growth and spreading of infections.
This oil has a powerful stimulating effect and essential fatty acids which make it an effective hair revitalizer. The stimulating effects of this oil are helpful in increasing the circulation of blood in the scalp. The fatty acids are used in nourishing the hair root cells. Prolonged and regular use of essential mustard oil helps in strengthening the hair cells as well as preventing hair loss.
This oil has a warming effect which makes it cordial. It is used in warming up the respiratory system as well as protecting it from accumulation ad formation of phlegm. It is also helpful in warming up your body in winter.
This oil is very effective in stimulating the digestive, circulation and the excretion system. It is used externally for massaging the body. This essential oil helps in stimulating the digestion system by stimulating the production or secretion of the various gastric juices and bile.