Health Ben­e­fits of Mus­tard Oil

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Heart health Mus­tard oil is rich in mo­noun­sat­u­rated and polyun­sat­u­rated fats, which may help to bal­ance choles­terol lev­els in the body. Anti-bac­te­rial When con­sumed, mus­tard oil may fight bac­te­rial in­fec­tions in­side the colon, in­testines, uri­nary tract and other parts of the di­ges­tive sys­tem. An­ti­fun­gal Ap­plied di­rectly to the skin, mus­tard oil can help fight fun­gal in­fec­tions. Di­ges­tive aid Mus­tard oil boosts the ap­petite and aids in di­ges­tion by stim­u­lat­ing the se­cre­tion of gas­tric juices and bile as well as stim­u­lat­ing the ex­cre­tion sys­tem. Res­pi­ra­tory aid Some re­search sug­gests that mus­tard oil may have pos­i­tive ef­fects on pa­tients suf­fer­ing from si­nusi­tis. It may also help soothe the ef­fects of coughs, colds and other res­pi­ra­tory ill­nesses and ir­ri­tants. In­sect re­pel­lant Mus­tard oil de­ters in­sects and may be an ef­fec­tive mos­quito re­pel­lent, which can be use­ful in prevent­ing malaria and other dis­ease car­ried by the in­sect. Anti-in­flam­ma­tory and pain re­lief Ap­plied top­i­cally, mus­tard oil has been known to re­lieve the painful ef­fects of rheuma­tism and arthri­tis as well as help soothe sprained an­kles and other such joint aches and pains. Skin health The high vi­ta­min E con­tent of mus­tard oil helps im­prove skin health. Ap­plied top­i­cally, it may also help pro­tect the skin from ul­tra­vi­o­let light and other pol­lu­tants Source:­di­

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