A study was conducted
on rats and showed that erucic acid in mustard oil was harmful, but those
studies are now believed to be flawed. 'American Chefs Discover Mustard
was published in a New York Times article.
Mustard oil is
considered to have low saturated fat
compared to other cooking oils.
Mustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive with curative
properties and even an aphrodisiac
This oil is a strong
stimulant as it stimulates excretion, circulation and digestion
increases the production of bile and digestive juices. Mustard also acts as an
appetizer and boosts hunger.
The monounsaturated fatty acids and proper ratio of polyunsaturated fatty acids which improve heart health and keeps the balance of
cholesterol levels in the body, which also lowers triglycerides and prevent obesity
and kidney disease
Mustard seeds are
effective on gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer, as mustard is rich in
glucosinolate and phytonutrients.
A massage with mustard oil relieves rheumatism and
arthritis, sprains and aches. The selenium present in the oil reduces effects
of asthma and joint pains.
The high level of
vitamin E improves skin health, it also protects the skin against strong
ultra-violet rays and sun, reduces wrinkles and fine lines too
In winters it is
massaged on the soles of feet, especially for children as a relief from colds
It is very effective in curing
cold, cough, body pains and aches, congestion caused by colds, headaches and
for muscular growth
. Also, it can be rubbed on the gums to strengthen them
and also to protect them from germs.
Mustard seeds are used as a
seasoning and fresh leaves of the plant are used in cooking - it is an acquired