Mustard Oil: 9 Fantastic Uses & Benefits
Mustard oil, otherwise called ‘Sarson ka tel’ is a typical fixing accessible practically in every Pakistani kitchen. Mustard oil is a greasy vegetable oil extracted from mustard seeds. It is dim yellow in colour and has, somewhat, a sharp pungent smell. Depending on the way of extraction, there are, by and large, three sorts of mustard oils; fatty vegetable oil, essential oil and infused oil.
Mustard oil has a great deal to offer with regard to health, beauty and skin care. Here are 9 fantastic uses and benefits of Mustard oil:
1. Natural Sunscreen
Replace your sunscreen with SPF 30+ or more with a dab of mustard oil. The Vitamin E in the oil shields the skin from the cruel sun beams and other ecological poisons. In the case of replacing your sunscreen with mustard oil, ensure that you rub your face well before use so that there is no abundance oil all over. Otherwise, it could prompt accumulation of dust on your face and does your skin more harm than good.
2. Improve Scalp Condition with Mustard Oil
Mustard oil keeps the scalp clean and wards of dandruff, the most widely recognized of all hair issues. It enhances scalp health which prompts strong and shiny hair. You can blend amounts of mustard oil with olive and coconut oil and apply it on your hair from root to tip. Cover your hair with a warm towel for 10 minutes and wash off your hair with water and a gentle cleanser.
3. Brightens Your Teeth
Do you want to have stronger and whiter teeth? Don’t waste your money on expensive treatments and dentist sittings. Just use one tablespoon of warm mustard oil and squeeze some salt in it. Apply this blend on your teeth, gums and even on your tongue for 1-2 minutes. Continue spitting the salivation and after that, rinse with warm water. Mustard oil will reinforce your gums, lessen tooth pain, prevent mouth-odor and will brighten your teeth as well.
4. Protects from Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pressed with phytonutrients, mustard seed is an awesome ingredient to avert and moderate the advancement of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Researches have demonstrated that mustard seeds have properties that can limit the development of effectively present disease cells and keep off new tumors from developing.
5. Keeps You Young
You will find abundance of carotenes, zeaxanthins and lutein (also called flavonoid and carotenoid cancer prevention agents), vitamin A, C and K. Each of these elements together make it a rich anti-cancer agent that slows down the aging process. Moreover, it helps prevent wrinkles and slows premature aging of the skin.
6. Helps Relieve Symptoms of Piles and Fissures
Mustard seeds contain a one of a kind substance called mucilage, which is a thick vile substance used to relieve constipation. It is also high in fiber that assists in proper digestion. What’s more, mustard seeds are known for generating excess saliva, which also prompts better digestion. All you need to do is, have one teaspoon of mustard seeds daily and it will relieve you of all the clogging.
7. Boosts Hair Growth
Mustard oil is also high in beta-carotene. When applied frequently on the scalp, it changes into Vitamin A which helps with hair development. Moreover, the oil is also a decent source of iron, unsaturated fats, calcium and magnesium, all that help with enhanced hair development.
8. Hydrates Chapped Lips
Mustard oil is an incredible solution for dry lips when lip emollients or balms turn out to be inadequate. Before going to bed, simply apply, maybe a couple drops, of mustard oil on your lips and you will never have dried or chapped lips. This is an old cure that has turned out to be the most powerful in hydrating and softening your lips.
9. Removes Toxins from Body
Whether devoured or applied topically, mustard oil influences the sweat glands and opens up the pores of your skin. This way your body temperature goes down and it gives way to excretion of undesirable toxins, water and salts.