Mustard was known in almost all countries of the world since ancient times not only for its excellent taste, but also healing effects. In ancient India it was called the "banishing leprosy" and "warming". A lot of information about it can be found in the writings of the great healers of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
From the mustard seeds get mustard oil used in the canning, confectionery and baking industries, and also in medicine, cosmetics and for technical purposes. Useful properties of mustard oil are complemented by the fact that it is resistant to oxidation and long-term storage does not go rancid.
In Russia, mustard oil appeared in 1810. In those days the house of Romanov imperial kitchen cooking all dishes only with its use.
In the opinion of mustard oil has many healing properties, which explains the richness of its chemical composition. It includes:
- Essential oils (alligorchichnoe and krotonilgorchichnoe);
- Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, palmitic, dihydroxy, linolenic, behenic, lignoceric, peanut, oleic, erucic);
- Dimethyl sulfide;
- The enzyme - mirozin;
- Carbon disulfide;
- Glycoside - sinigrin;
- Fat-soluble vitamins;
- Ascorbic acid;
100 Calories, 0 grams of mustard oil is 898 calories. It contains 0% protein, 0% carbohydrate and 99% fat 8.
Beneficial properties of mustard oil
This oil-rich human omega-3 fatty acids, improves elasticity of blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity and having protivoateroskleroticheskim properties. Therefore, it is recommended for people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system.
As mentioned above, mustard oil rich in liposoluble vitamins (E, K, D, A). Vitamin E has a strong antioxidant effect, by which it slows down the aging process of the human body, protecting it from developing heart disease, the joints of malignant neoplasms. Vitamin A is necessary for color perception, with its lack of developing a disease called "night blindness" (a sharp decrease in vision in twilight). Vitamin K regulates blood clotting processes, and vitamin D is needed for normal calcium-phosphorus metabolism and bone health.
Beneficial properties of mustard oil lies in its unique immunomodulatory abilities. In addition, it has a decongestant, analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral and wound-healing effect.
This food has a mild stimulating effect on the digestive processes. In the opinion of mustard oil has and anthelmintic activity and it can be taken orally as an anthelmintic.
Nutritionists recommend to include this oil in the diet of the elderly, children, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
For the treatment of myositis, trauma, joint disease mustard oil can be applied topically in the form of rubbing or oily compresses.
In the opinion of mustard oil quite effective in treating acne, boils, herpes zoster, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and seborrhea.
One of the beneficial properties of mustard oil is its ability to improve blood circulation. Therefore, it is often used during the massage to enhance its effectiveness. Indispensable mustard oil and to strengthen the hair.
Mustard oil: contraindications
As with any food, mustard seed oil may have on the human body is not only useful but also harmful properties. This product shows not all. So before you start to take it for food should learn about contraindications to mustard oil. People suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in acute damage may occur mustard oil, consisting in the deterioration of the disease.
The high content of bioactive substances causes not only the benefits but also harm mustard oil, as Many of them have allergenic properties and can cause allergic reactions. Keep in mind that allergies can occur when receiving mustard oil inside, and at its external use.