ALTAJ Mustard Oil

Altaj Mustard Oil is very popular oil in the Indian Subcontinent as edible oil and is considered very healthy, whereas in the rest of the world, it is considered toxic, irritable and not suitable for edible purposes. In some parts of Europe, it is sold as massage oil only for external application.Altaj Mustard Oil is totally different from Mustard Oil (No! I don’t mean that it is extracted from anything else!), in terms of process of extraction, chemical composition and medicinal properties. Both of these are extracted from the seeds of Mustard which bears a scientific name Brassica Nigra (Black Mustard) or Brassica Hirta (White Mustard).

Altaj Mustard Oil is very effective in curing cold, cough, body pains and aches, congestion caused by cold, headache and for muscular growth. Also, it can be rubbed on the gums to strengthen them and also to protect them from germs. Mustard Oil is extracted by cold compression of mustard seeds, its essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of mustard seeds soaked in water, and here is where the difference occurs. Mustard Seeds (Black or White) contain an enzyme called Myrosinase and a glucosinolate called Sinigrin. These two remain isolated in mustard seeds under normal conditions, but react when the seeds are subjected to pressure or heat.

In presence of water, these two components react to form Allyl Isothiocyanate (in case of Black Mustard) and normal Isothiocyanate (in case of White Mustard), a toxic compound. This Allyl Isothiocyanate, which is present in the Altaj Mustard Oil by above 90% of volume, accompanied by certain fatty acids like Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Erucic Acid, may prove to be of certain health benefits discussed as under:

Stimulant:

Altaj Mustard Oil is a very strong stimulant. It is very effective in stimulating excretion, circulation and digestion. If it is used for massaging, it stimulates circulation very effectively.

Appetizer:

Altaj Mustard Oil acts like an appetizer and increases hunger. This can be a side effect of the stimulant and irritant nature of this oil. It irritates the inner lining of intestines and stomach, stimulates digestive juices and makes you feel hungry.

Antibacterial:

Altaj Mustard Oil also has antibacterial properties. If taken internally, it combats bacterial infections in urinary tract, excretory system, digestive system, colon and so on. If applied externally, it treats bacterial infections of the skin.

Anti-fungal:

Altaj Mustard Oil serves like an anti-fungal agent because of Allyl isothiocyanate. It doesn’t allow fungal growth and even inhibits fungal growth if there is any.

Hair vitalizer:

The stimulating effect and presence of some fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid, if combined together make an effective hair vitalizer. The stimulating effects of mustard oil enhance blood circulation in scalp whereas its fatty acids nourish the roots of hair. It has been observed that long term use of this Altaj Mustard Oil on the hair gives it a brown color and strengthens them and also prevents hair fall efficiently.

Diaphoretic:

Altaj Mustard Oil promotes sweating either if taken internally or applied externally. This stimulates sweat glands to secrete more sweat and also enlarges the openings of skin pores. This property of mustard oil is useful in reducing body temperature and also remove the toxins, water and excess salts from the body.

Tonic:

Altaj Mustard Oil serves as an all rounder tonic for good health. It tones up all the systems in the body, boosts immunity and also gives strength.

Anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic:

Altaj Mustard Oil gives relief from arthritis and rheumatism and has been used for massaging.