Getting a famous matinee idol to play a double role (especially as twins separated in childhood as part of a formulaic script) has been a popular theme in Bollywood films for decades. Some actors have even done triple roles – and one famous Indian thespian was ambitious enough to play nine different roles in a single movie!
But forget for a moment about the glamour, glitz and bling of the movie theatres and the television screens – did you know that there is a superstar playing multiple roles in your kitchen? It is a superstar called Mustard Oil and it has been playing a dazzling spectrum of roles for thousands of years.
Here are some of the stellar roles that cold-pressed Mustard Oil plays in your everyday life…
Cooking: Cold-pressed Mustard Oil is a versatile cooking medium which is ideal for Indian cooking because of its high smoking point (250o C). This ensures that all the vital nutrients in your food and in the oil as well remain intact throughout the cooking process.
Deep-Frying: Mustard Oil is the healthiest oil for deep-frying because it is absorbed in very small amounts into the food being fried.
Preserver: Mustard Oil has excellent natural preservative properties that prevent deterioration and mould-formation in food items. That is why Mustard Oil has been a preferred pickling medium for thousands of years.
Heart Protector: Multiple scientific research studies have proven that cold-pressed Mustard Oil is very good for heart health because of its rich MUFA (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids) and PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) content, and its ability to tone and strengthen the entire cardiovascular system.
Immunity Builder: Cold-pressed Mustard Oil is packed with natural Vitamin E and natural antioxidants that protect and strengthen the immune system. Moreover, this oil is known to be one of the largest plant-based sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, an invaluable nutrient that has proven capabilities for fortifying the immune system and building higher levels of immunity.
Triglyceride Balancer: The regular consumption of Mustard Oil has a profound effect on blood lipids. It reduces bad cholesterol (LDL), enhances good cholesterol (HDL) and rectifies the body’s triglyceride balance.
Infection Fighter: Cold-pressed Mustard Oil has powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It fights infections by warding off a wide range of pathogens.
Cancer Fighter: Mustard Oil contains a vital compound called Allyl Isothiocyanate, or AITC, that has powerful anti-carcinogenic and cancer prevention properties. This is borne out by the fact that modern medical science is currently using cold-pressed Mustard Oil to treat colon, colorectal and gastrointestinal tract cancers.
Congestion Reliever: For thousands of years, cold-pressed Mustard Oil has been used as a trusted remedy for colds and coughs. When this oil is rubbed on the chest and throat it relieves congestion.
Pain Reliever: Cold-pressed Mustard Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for use as a home remedy that offers lasting relief from muscular and joint pains. Its pain-relieving attributes have also been leveraged in Ayurveda to create natural and highly effective pain balm formulations.
Skin Enricher: For thousands of years cold-pressed Mustard Oil has been used for massage and skincare because it keeps the skin toned, hydrated, supple and wrinkle-free. Mustard Oil also tones and builds up muscles.
Hair Enricher: Mustard Oil has the power to nourish both the hair and the scalp. It nourishes and cleanses the hair right from the follicle (root) to the tip. It also keeps the scalp hydrated and dandruff-free.
As you can see, these are twelve amazing roles played with natural ease and expertise by the super oil – Mustard Oil. Now that’s what we call a Superstar!