Mustard oil - benefits and harms, which are not all aware

mustard oil Mustard oil - benefits and harms of food have long been known.In Russia, mustard oil gained popularity in the 18th century.Initially it was used only in cooking - oil has a pleasant taste and contributes to long-term preservation of the prepared dishes.In addition, mustard oil, and has medicinal properties, allowing its use in medicine.


Botanical characteristics mustard

There are a few plants from which produce mustard oil.In our country, mustard oil is most often prepared from mustard mew (Sarepta).It is an annual herb of the cruciferous highly branched stems up to 1-1.5 m. Mew mustard called because of her stem is grayish-bluish color due to the covering of its waxy coating.Lower leaves petiolate, pinnatisect, upper - sessile or short, solid, oblong.Yellow flowers are collected in inflorescence, have a pronounced honey aroma and the ability to self-pollination.

fruit in the form of thin elongated pods of up to 5 cm. Inside the pods are small spherical brown seeds from which is obtained by extraction of mustard oil.It is used in cooking as well as in medicine as a prophylactic agent.In the distillation of the seeds obtained essential mustard oil, which is also used in medicine, but only externally in the form of alcoholic solutions of both irritant.


chemical composition of mustard oil and its medicinal properties

Like any vegetable oil, mustard oil is composed of a number of vegetable fats.Above all, this polyunsaturated fats Omega-3 (6%), omega-6 (15%) and omega-9 (60%), which normalize cholesterol metabolism and contribute to the prevention of atherosclerosis.Not too useful saturated fatty acids make up about 12%.

The composition of mustard oil are also beta-carotene (the body it is converted into vitamin A), B vitamins (B6, PP), vitamin D, E and K. In addition, it contains volatile mustard oil, chlorophyll, volatile, phytosterols and some other biologically active substances.

chemical composition of mustard oil is responsible for its medicinal properties.

Mustard oil has antiseptic, anthelminthic, wound healing, analgesic, immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties.

presence there enables us to provide a soft phytosterols regulating effect on the reproductive system of women and men, as well as the entire endocrine system.Mustard oil stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, increases peristalsis, improves appetite.

essential mustard oil has a strong irritating effect on the skin, so pure it does not apply.But oil-alcohol solutions are used in the form of rubbing - they are great help in various diseases of the joints and spine.


When using mustard oil

Mustard oil can be used inside of a doctor's prescription for the treatment and prevention of the following diseases and conditions:

  • chronic gastritis with a reduced secretory function;
  • chronic constipation associated with the violation of motor activity of the intestine;
  • in chronic pancreatitis without exacerbation;
  • in chronic diseases of the liver and biliary tract is acute;
  • obesity and diabetes mellitus - threatening and incurable disease Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease to normalize the metabolism Metabolism: The basis of life of all living Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things ;
  • at various hormonal disorders;
  • as a worming agent for the treatment of parasitic infestations;
  • for the prevention of atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries and related cardiovascular diseases;
  • for the prevention of iron deficiency anemia in increased bleeding.

External mustard oil is used as antiseptic and wound-healing agent for wounds and cuts, as well as for the treatment of acne Acne treatment: how to get rid of blackheads Acne treatment: how to get rid of blackheads , neurodermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, fungal, bacterial and viral lesionsskin.Mustard oil is used in cosmetics.It is well absorbed by the skin, smoothes and nourishes it, preventing premature aging.In the scalp rub mustard oil with seborrhea, as well as for the prevention of hair loss.

essential mustard oil in the form of 2% alcohol solution is applied to the friction as irritant, warming and providing blood flow to the tissues of the vehicle.Rubbing used in a variety of inflammatory and degenerative (metabolic) diseases of the joints and spine.A small percentage of air mustard oil found in some creams and massage oils.



Mustard oil is contraindicated in diseases of the stomach, accompanied by increased secretion, as well as any ulcerative processes in the digestive organs.Mustard oil is also contraindicated if you are hypersensitive to its components.

Mustard oil - a wonderful food that can also prevent many diseases.

Galina Romanenko