Benefits Of Mustard Oil


Mustard Oil has long been considered as one of the best edible oils for cooking, both for its unique pungent flavor which it imparts to any dish and also for many health benefits of mustard oil. 

There are many such recipes which taste best when cooked with mustard oil. But that is not all. It is believed to have miraculous properties and therefore is used as a home remedy to treat cold, boost immunity, encourage hair growth, and provide nourishment to the skin.  All renowned doctors and researchers have agreed alike that mustard oil is beneficial for the heart health, keeping hair and skin healthy and glowing as well as also very useful in treating bone and joint paints. Mustard oil nutrition facts show 60% monounsaturated fats (MUFA), 21% polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), and 12% saturated fats. These fatty acids are considered ‘good fats’ as they do not get deposited on the arterial walls and are required by our body. Thus it is good for the heart, lightens skin, helps in hair growth, prevents premature graying of hair, helps treat cough and cold, bone joint pain etc.


Hair Benefits of Mustard oil are immense and the myth that only coconut oil is good for hair has been busted long enough.

Mustard oil contains beta-carotene which is excellent for hair growth when massaged into the scalp. It helps in regulating blood – circulation and has antibacterial properties which prevent scalp infections. Dermatologist Dr.Deepali Bhardwaj says, “Mustard oil or mustard seed paste when mixed with mustard oil when applied regularly on the scalp and roots of the hair, left overnight and washed off the next day can help in reducing hair loss a lot”. Saloni mustard oil is the best mustard oil for hair providing complete nourishment for the hair and has omega-3 fatty acids – which nourish your hair and encourage hair growth. Mustard oil also reduces premature hair graying and helps the hair to retain its dark and luscious color and thickness. Mustard oil also helps to get rid of Dandruff and itchy scalp.


Mustard Oil massage for skin regularly will give you a glowing and healthy skin. Mustard oil is rich in vitamins A, B complex, and E – all of which are responsible for promoting healthy skin and reduce the signs of aging.

For young-looking skin, you can mix equal parts of mustard and coconut oils. Then massage this mixture into your skin every night for 15 minutes and then wash off with a mild face wash. This will enhance a youthful looking skin significantly from inside and outside. Mustard oil benefits for massaging it regularly on your face and body includes reducing skin tan, dark spots, skin pigmentation. Mustard oil also works as a natural sunscreen. You can use the oil as a base for your regular makeup and this will both protect your skin from the sun as well as help make the skin healthy. Mustard oil has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. This prevents skin infections, rashes, and allergies. It also prevents dryness and itching.