It seems pretty late to be talking about this, for the winters will be gone, soon, “hopefully”, but it has to be done. Why? Because mustard oil is already too low profile to be appreciated for its benefits, by people and I certainly don’t intend to do the same.
While being a kid, I remember how every time when I used to get an itch or a scratch somewhere, my mom would ask me to apply mustard oil over. I seriously never understood her obsession for the oil, neither did I care to know. But as I grew up, I found myself applying it after taking a bath in winters, reason being, its ability to neglect 24*7 itch we experience during these frickin’ freezing days. You got me, right?
So, benefits of Mustard oil is that it can make our skin itch-resistant – Noted! What else? Is that all? Well, not really! There’s a lot to catch on the qualities and capabilities of this well-known, unappreciated oil, which I got to learn with time. Wanna know some? Let’s get going.
1. Cures Skin Problems:
I know, I know! Since the very beginning, I’ve just been talking about mustard oil’s ability to fight dry skin, but this one is different. If you didn’t know, dry and itchy skin can result into problems like acne, dark spots and more. You wouldn’t want them, would you? Then switch to the mustard oil which works at its best towards fighting these skin abnormalities in the most natural way. How?
Well, as far as I understand, teaming up with the essential vitamins and nutrients, as its subordinates, the oil enhances the blood circulation, which in turn results in improvising the skin. So, what do you get? Healthy skin with no chemicals applied! It’s a known fact, I am not making it up.
2. Bye-bye Tan:
Lazing around in sun, during winters is pretty common, everyone loves it, me too. But this exposure can result in tanning and damaging your skin, considering which mustard oil can turn out to be your rescue. All you’ve got to do is apply some bit of oil on areas that have been affected for twice or thrice a week, and you’re good to go.
The oil can also be used as a sunscreen for the thick texture it beholds.
3. Healthy scalp, Happy hair:
Whining over your itchy scalp and dandruff won’t help, but applying some soothing drops of mustard oil will do. Oh yes, this oil doesn’t only help you with various skin issues but hair fall problems too. So, unless you want to spend the rest of the winter counting the numbers of hair you already lost, work towards protecting them. Warm-up some oil and gently apply it in your scalp, rest will be taken care of by the oil itself.
4. Baby lips:
How terrible a winter, can be? It spares nothing, not even one of the most sensitive parts of the body, the lips. How can somebody love winter? Anyhow, that’s a completely different topic. It’s just that I hate winters and can’t help but purge my hatred out. Okay, okay, we are talking about lips here.
I recall how my mother used to ask me to apply some drops of mustard oil in naval, for it would keep the lips soft and moisturized. I never understood this connection between the naval and the lips, still don’t. But the fact is that it works. Let alone any lip balm in the world, none of them could work as better as this oil.
5. Cooking oil, at its best:
Have you seen any of those advertisements where a man/woman (mostly man) would not be able to perform their daily chores so well, for their cholesterol problems? And how in the end, refined oil from different brands, obviously, would make everything go well? Yeah, you got me. So, I don’t really know about these different refined oils, but there could not be any other cooking oil better than Mustard oil. Why would I say that? Okay, let’s find out.
- Increases Appetite: Mustard oil is believed to increase hunger, by playing with those gastric juices available in your body, and things like that. Basically, it won’t make you feel full as soon as you take the first bite.
- Smoothens digestion: Having a problem with digestion is pretty common, nowadays. Well, mustard oil helps you with that too, by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. That’s quite technical, but you know what I mean.
- Heart health on track: Somewhere around 2012, there had been rumors of this oil being not-at-all healthy for the heart. In contrast to which, people now recommend it from time to time, especially to keep one’s cholesterol level balanced.
I guess, I made my point!
In addition to all of the above-mentioned benefits, mustard oil is well-known for its ability as a pain reliever. So, next time you get a scratch or an ache, you know your go-to medicine. That’s it, I reckon. Let me know if you find the post useful. Have an amazing day! 😊