Mustard oil, more commonly known as “sarson ka tel” in our households, which has been used for cooking since ages also happen to be one wonder ingredient for all skin, hair and health issues.
Prevents premature greying of hair
Mustard oil has properties to restore your original hair colour if used before the process of greying begins. Thus, it is advisable to use this oil to massage your hair regularly. Not only will your hair be protected from early onset of grey hair, but you will also be able to avoid harmful, chemical-rich hair colours.
Prevents hair fall
Mustard oil is known to prevent hair fall. Mix equal quantities of olive oil, coconut oil and mustard oil and massage it on your scalp. Leave it on for a few hours and wash off thoroughly using a mild shampoo. Repeat this process at least twice a week, and be surprised by the results.
Mustard oil has large amounts of vitamin E that acts as a sun-protecting agent for your skin. A thick layer of oil protects against the harmful ultraviolet rays. This miracle oil thus also prevents skin cancer and early wrinkle appearance on the face.
Prevents and treats skin rashes
Not only is this oil anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, but it happens to be anti-inflammatory too. Regular massages increase the blood circulation in the skin thus making it brighter and full of moisture. At the same time, it prevents itchiness, skin infections and rashes.
Moisturises the lips
If you too regularly complain of cracked and chapped lips, mustard oil is just the thing for you. All you need to do is to apply some mustard oil on your belly button every night before you sleep and you will never have dry lips again, ever!
Benefits of cold and cough
Mustard oil helps in clearing the congestion in the throat and chest when one is suffering from severe cold and cough. For this, boil mustard oil with ajwain and camphor and apply it on the chest when it is still warm. Make sure you do not expose yourself to any cold air after applying the oil. Do this every night until your congestion melts away.
Helps those who have asthma
For those who suffer from asthma or sinusitis, mustard oil is one ‘wonder oil’. All you need to do is to mix a tablespoon each of mustard oil and sugar and have it 3-4 times a day. You can also combine honey with mustard oil and do the same to control asthma and its attacks.