The well-known cardiologist and Padma Shri recipient, Dr K. K. Aggarwal made an interesting observation when he appeared on Spotlight, a series of popular webinars organized by the Hindustan Times media group. The discussion was taking place at a time when the deadly Coronavirus was rampaging through the country (the situation continues to worsen with each passing day) – and Dr Aggarwal pointed out that the disease was essentially an inflammatory condition. It caused inflammation of the nasal cavity, the trachea and the lungs. And here’s the interesting part – India has a powerful, completely natural anti-inflammatory substance that has been around for more than 5000 years: Mustard Oil!
In its cold-pressed form, Mustard Oil has potent anti-inflammatory properties that have for years been used in the ancient Indian healing science of Ayurveda for pain relief and the prevention of inflammation in various parts of the body. Mustard Oil is very useful in easing muscular and joint pains (which are, in essence, caused by inflammation), including arthritic pain. It works both externally as well as internally. That’s why in addition to usage in massage it is also a very healthy oil for cooking in.
A regular intake of Mustard Oil can – among other things – prevent inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, colon and other parts of the body.
This is the benefit that Dr Aggarwal was highlighting – one should fight an inflammatory condition with an anti-inflammatory oil like Mustard Oil.
Speaking of COVID-19, here’s another interesting point: we are dealing with a virus… and cold-pressed Mustard Oil is known to have strong antiviral properties. So that’s two great reasons for using Mustard Oil.
By the way, a few months ago there was a bit of controversy because someone claimed that Mustard Oil can “cure” COVID-19. That’s wrong – and as several experts pointed out, there’s no research-based evidence to support that claim. What we are emphasizing in this article is the power of Mustard Oil to prevent the virus from attacking you because this oil has proven anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.