Mustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive, miracle cure-all and even an aphrodisiac. And even though it’s prodigious claims may not have held up &mustard oil remains a common diet staple in different countries. The oil is made from crushed or pressed mustard seeds, and can be purchased at almost any Indian grocery store. Mustard oil has had a tumultuous history at one point even being thought of as toxic to humans -- but it's beginning to enter the mainstream as an accepted health food.
- Cardiac Health:Incorporating mustard oil into your diet may help protect against heart disease
- Anti-Bacterial:Mustard oil is thought to work as an antibacterial agent when taken both internally and externally, and as an antifungal when used externally.
- Skin Benefits:Mustard oil is often applied externally, especially during massages. The oil has high levels of vitamin E, which helps improve skin health
- Relieves body pain: One interesting study looked at using mustard oil to relieve widespread and chronic body pain.
- Decrease inflammation: From chest conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia