Thousands of years ago, mustard used to grow wild in the foothills of the Himalayas. According to ancient Indian treatises on Ayurveda that date back to 3300 BCE, the Vaids – practitioners of Ayurveda back in those days – were highly aware of the healing powers of the mustard plant and the oil that was extracted from its seeds. They knew that manually extracted cold-pressed Mustard Oil had amazing antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that could be used to fight infections, cure diseases and strengthen various organs and systems in the body.
That was 5000 years ago. Even today, contemporary research and medical science continues to uncover amazing health secrets locked deep inside the tiny mustard seed.
Cold-pressed Mustard Oil is one of the largest plant-based sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids that offer a mind-boggling array of health benefits. It is important to keep in mind the fact that Omega-3 is a nutrient that the human body cannot produce on its own – it has to be absorbed from one’s daily diet.
A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that a regular intake of Omega-3 via one’s diet reduces the risks of polyps, growths and tumours that afflict the colon by as much as 33 per cent. Another study in the British Journal of Cancer showed that an Omega-3 enriched diet could significantly reduce the risks associated with ovarian cancer. Then there’s another study conducted by the University of Manchester that finds Omega-3 to be highly effective in fighting melanoma and other skin cancers.
It is interesting to note that Mustard Oil is already being used in treating cancers of the colon and the stomach.
You would expect some high-tech lab synthesized molecule to be a power-packed cancer fighter – but no… it’s just humble, old-fashioned cold-pressed Mustard Oil, gifted to humankind by the mighty Himalayas.