Oils are an integral part of our daily lives. Vegetable oils have some pretty important health benefits. Mustard seeds, that help produce the strong smelling mustard oil, has several health benefits that have helped us since ancient times.
Indians use mustard oil liberally in their cuisine. With anti-bacterial,anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, mustard oil helps fight off many different types of infections and is effective against dental bacteria too. Not just infections mustard oil is effective against cough, cold and congestion also, by providing warmth naturally.
In ancient times, it was used for massaging babies for keeping them warm and even now in several parts of the world it is used for massaging the chest and back for giving relief from congestion. In today’s world, it is sometimes recommended in ‘steam’ treatment. Mustard oil has been a lifesaver on many occasions, providing relief to many since ages.
It is also a natural insect repellent because of its powerful pungent aroma due to the presence of allyl isothiocyanate.. The pungent and strong smell drives away the mosquitoes. Rub a few drops of mustard oil on your hands and feet and you will be protected against mosquito bites.
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