Benefits of Mustard Oil Massage
There are several diseases and skin problems, which can be cured and prevented by regular massage with Mustard Oil. Some of them have been enlisted below:
Arthritis: Mustard Oil Massage is extremely beneficial for the joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. It relieves the pain and stiffness in the joints, if massaged on a regular basis.
Hair Loss: Mustard Oil Massage has been a popular remedy in India for the prevention of hair loss since ages. Mustard Oil is considered to be the ‘hair vitalizer’. Mustard oil contains beta-carotene which is excellent for hair growth when massaged on the scalp. It activates blood circulation, and its anti-bacterial properties prevent scalp infection.
Fungal Infections: Mustard Oil is also capable of curing many skin problems, like fungal infections, rashes, irritation etc. The anti-fungal element of the oil named allyl isothiocyanate plays the prime role in curing the infections. One can massage the oil directly onto the affected areas to cure the problems.
Circulation: Mustard Oil Massage improves skin texture and releases muscular tension by increasing blood circulation. It also helps to activate the sweat glands to throw out toxins from the body; it also acts as a natural cleanser.
Relief Cough and Cold: Mustard Oil has been an age-old remedy for the treatment of cough and cold. The heating property of this oil helps in clearing the congestion from the respiratory tract. Mustard Oil Massage on the chest before going to bed helps to heal cough and cold quickly.
Improve Heart Health: Mustard Oil also helps to improve the heart health. Being a rich source of MUFA (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids), it lowers bad cholesterol in the body, thus keeping a check on blood fat levels. The use of mustard oil, which is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, is also associated with a lower IHD risk (Ischemic Heart Disease).
Mustard Oil for Massaging Babies: Mustard Oil is also extremely beneficial for massaging babies. It has numerous beneficial factors for the babies as well, like strengthening bones, storing body heat, releasing toxins from the body, as a great decongestant, fighting skin infections, improving hair growth, as an effective mosquito and insect repellent, helping in Asthma, effective anti-bacterial properties, effective anti-fungal properties etc.