Mustard and its oil ( sarso ka tel) is used since ages. Our parents, grandparents are very well aware of its cures and benefits. Even ayurveda describes mustard with its power of medicinal properties. Mustard is yellow in color and its oil is also dark yellow in color and slightly pungent.
Mustard is considered hot in nature so it should be consumed in small quantities. There are a number of uses of this oil in curing hair, skin and various other body diseases. I having been using this oil for quite a time now and it is very beneficial and a must have in every home. This oil also contains a good percentage of OmegAlpha3 and OmegAlpha6 fatty acids, anti oxidants and vitamin-E which have their own benefits. I came across various other benefits of mustard in one of the articles of Acharya Balkrishnaji of Patanjali Yogpeeth so I thought itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a must share for my readers.Â
Below are the various general and medicinal uses of mustard OIL as described by Acharyaji.
Oil: Mustard Oil is very useful in hair fall mixit with camphor and apply on scalp to cure hair loss. We have heard of massaging body especially in winters with mustard oil because of its hot nature it helps in any kind of body or joint pain during winters and also activates blood circulation and makes muscles stronger.
Tumour in armpit: In a case of the tumor under the armpits, take jaggery, guggul and mustard, grind them fine. Mix it in water, put it on a cloth. Tie this on the tumor, it will break open.
Boil in the nose: Take 10 gm of mustard powder, one and half grams of camphor and clarified butter. Make
a paste and apply on the boil, it removes pus, phlegm along with sneezing. Now mix white Katha and campho in clarified butter and apply on the wound for quick healing.
Mustard oil in Toothache : Mix mustard in warm water and gargle to relieve toothache.
Mustard oil in baldness: Wash hair with mustard powder to control hair loss, lies, boils and itching.
Headache : Apply mustard paste on the forehead.
Asthma : Take 500 mg 750 mg mustard seeds, one gm sugar, mix them nicely and give them with little
water. It controls asthma.
Breathing problem : Take 500 mg of mustard powder with clarified butter or honey. Consume it twice
daily to control breathing problem.
Heart problem : When there is heart pain or shivering, restlessness, breathlessness or weakness is felt
then massage mustard powder on the hands and legs.
Cholera : When the patient complains of vomiting, dysentery then apply mustard paste, vomiting and motions can be controlled. This mustard paste can control any type of vomiting, or loose motions. One gram of mustard should be consumed with sugar in the initial stage of cholera.
Piles : In case of itching in warts, they are thick and pain when touched or if the patient gets relief when touched then apply mustard paste, the warts will dry and heal quickly.
Indigestion or stomachache: One or two gm of mustard powder and sugar should be consumed with half cup of water.
Mustard oil in Acidity: Take two grams of mustard with sugar and consume it with 750 mg one gm of lime with half cup water, acidity will be controlled.
Menstrual cycle : In case of disturbance in menstrual cycle, mild bleeding or painful bleeding, add mustard powder in lukewarm rapeseed water, patient should be made to sit in this water till waist level.
Mustard oil in Uterus cancer: Uterus cancer can be cured when lukewarm mustard water is sprinkled and used to wash
the vagina. Continue this procedure twice or thrice in a week. ( Soak 25 gm mustard seeds in one-cup cold water, crush nicely and then mix it in 750 gm lukewarm water to prepare this medicinal water).
Pain in Uterus: In case of pain or severe pain in the uterus, keep mustard plaster on the waist or below
it several times in a day for relief.
Phlegm : If thick phlegm comes out due to cough or is not coming out easily then add 500 mg of mustard, 250 gm black salt and sugar candy. Take it twice daily; phlegm is thrown out easily.
Sciatica Pain: In case of unbearable sciatica pain, apply mustard paste on the painful area for relief.
Joint pain : In case of joint pain due to swelling in Joints, pains due to arthritis, syphilis or any other reason then apply mustard paste with camphor and massage.
Pain due to vata: Grind mustard and sugar, make a poultice with the paste and tie it on the painful area.
Â If the patient complains of mild headache everyday then take mustard and drumstick skin, grind it with buttermilk and apply on the forehead.
Swelling: If the hands or legs become crucked then take castor leaves and mustard, mix them thoroughly and
put them in a cloth, tie it on the swollen area. Grind mustard and salt and apply it on the swelling.
Fever with phlegm: If the tongue has white patches, loss of appetite and thirst is noticed along with mild fever then take 500 gm of mustard flour with honey to bring down the temperature.
Tumor: Grind mustard and black pepper in equal quantities and mix it in clarified butter. Apply on the tumours to stop the growth. mustard is very effective in stopping the growth of tumour and cancer.
Excess Vata: Fry pakoras or puris in mustard oil and eat to overcome vata. Massage the body with mustard oil and take bath with mustard mixed water. Avoid applying mustard on the delicate areas, such as eyes.
For poison effect: Grind 10 gm mustard powder in cold water, mix it in 1 Â½ glass of water and give it to the patient, the poison will be thrown out with vomiting. It does not give weakness, unlike other medicines. Mustard is recommended at the time of vomiting or some poisonous effect.
Cautions and precautions while using mustard oil
The method of making the paste: Always make the paste in cold water. Do not apply the mustard paste directly on the skin as it could cause boils, remove the application when the skin turns red, wipe the portion thoroughly and apply clarified butter or oil. Grind mustard with cold water, place it on a muslin cloth and keep it on the patientÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s body. Avoid putting the paste directly on the skin. For external use peel out the mustard skin. To peel the skin, put mustard seeds in water and keep on shaking it slightly. Dry the mustard seeds nicely and make a powder and store it in the bottle.
Use mustard according to the prescribed quantity and little quantity as it is very hot in nature.
And with this, we come to the end of the post. Hope you have found the post helpful. Mustard oil is an useful ingredient to keep hair and health safe. So make sure you have it in your diet!
P.S -Before trying any of the above remedies or in case suffering with any diseases or under any medication first consult your doctor.Â
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