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Benefits of Ayurveda Mustard Oil versus Aromatherapy Commercial Oil

Updated on September 22, 2011

Aromatherapists, beauty parlors, and health spas have got an extensive list of essential massage oils which serve one or other thing and are beneficial in curing some problems, but according to Ayurveda, when patient's dosha or abnormality is taken into account, cold‑pressed oils like mustard oil obtained from mustard seeds are best. It is also important to note that some aromatherapy and beauty parlors use mineral oils and many other substitutes for natural oils that are very harmful and dangerous for our body’s metabolic function because these artificial mineral oils form a coating or layer on our skin cells and then the cells are not able to breathe freely. Also moisturizers made up of artificial minerals and chemicals tend to increase the dryness after a few minutes of using them because these do not contain natural herbal oils but contain synthetic perfumes and preservatives. These aromatherapy commercial oils are extracted from animal fat and there have been a lot of studies which confirm that these non-vegetarian oils cause problems. Taking these factors into account, it is well understood that vegetarian massage oils like Ayurveda mustard oil have an edge over these aromatherapy commercial oils containing animal fats. Both skin and hair get natural benefit from application of Ayurveda mustard oil that serves as the best lubricant and is obtained from mustard seed oils and is a pure cold-pressed vegetable oil. Whether your purpose is to get head massage, body massage, or treat any skin inflammation, Ayurvedic massage oils are the best option for you as they get absorbed in the skin and hair very easily and nourish the body with essential natural vitamins and minerals.

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According to Ayurvedic Medicine, mustard prevents cancer and is rich in vitamin C. Due to medicinal and healing benefits of mustard oil, western culture has started incorporating this wonder oil in their diet by making it their cooking oil for preparing green vegetables, meat, pork, chicken, and to make other recipes on a daily basis. Mustard oil gained popularity from India as it has been widely used in India in form of cooking oil for last 500 or more years. Also mustard hair oil is very popular in India as it prevents premature graying of hair and hair loss. Mustard oil is greasy and mildly spicy and provides warmth to the body. Regular body massage of mustard oil prevents joint pains and skin infections as it forms a protective waterproof layer on the body. In wintertime, I apply Ayurvedic mustard oil 20 minutes before bathing on a daily basis on my body and hair as a preventative measure against any possible infection of the skin and also to prevent premature graying of hair and hair loss. One can buy mustard in form of grain also or can buy commercially prepared in the market. One can also buy mustard oil online via Amazon or EBay.

Yellow mustard seeds
Yellow mustard seeds
Yellow mustard powder
Yellow mustard powder

In India, mustard oil is popularly known as sarson oil. According to Ayurvedic medicine, benefits of mustard oil include:

  • Mustard oil obtained from seeds of yellow mustard is the best mustard oil
  • Regular use of mustard oil helps in eliminating the diseases that are caused by Vata or air and mucus or kapha as this amazing oil increases body heat or Pitta.
  • Ayurveda Mustard oil is good for joint pains, skin inflammation, and heals minor skin lacerations, cuts, and wounds.
  • Ayurveda Mustard oil is famous for its disinfecting, fungicidal, and antiparasitic properties.
  • If mustard oil is applied on bleeding cuts, it immediately stops bleeding.
  • When mustard oil is rubbed on the skin, it gets absorbed quickly and relaxes the nerves, ligaments, and muscles.
  • Ayurveda Mustard oil is even safe and effective when applied to sensitive areas like ears, nose, genitals, and anus.
  • Mustard oil enhances natural skin and hair pigmentation and strengthens skin and hair and has been found beneficial in treatment and prevention of premature graying of hair and hair loss when used for regular and prolonged period.
  • If you are having ear pain that starts suddenly, it can be easily cured by instilling a few drops of warm (not hot) mustard oil in the affected ear.
For any kind of skin inflammation on the body like insect bites, abrasions, minor cuts, mustard oil massage is very beneficial.

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    • roc6 profile image


      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thank You, I have learnt a lot, I keep hearing about mustard oil, never used it before.

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      7 years ago

      But the Amla garden photo of yours is not real amla. Real Amla grows on amla trees, not on vines.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot and Mr. Roychoudhury for your comments on benefits of mustard oil.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Oil is good to keep skin smooth and nature's herbal oil is the best. Thanks.

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      8 years ago

      YOu've taught me something new here! Mustard Oil barely rates a mention in Australia.....Yet!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Sheila and Veronica for your comments.

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      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Very good information Soni. I've always peferred natural over commerical or chemically processed. Thanks for all the background information.

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      sheila b. 

      8 years ago

      I'll have to try this. Thanks for the information.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure prasetio. Thanks for your motivational comment.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      very informative. And liked something about Indian. And this really natural remedies. I am glad to know this information.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much myownworld. You are also doing a great job in your hubs and your motivational and guidance is helpful in bringing up new well wishers and followers for you. I wish you good luck and best of health.

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      8 years ago from uk

      Your hubs just keep getting better and better...! Keep up the hard work! you're doing a brilliant job...:)


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