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The Unique Chemistry and Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

Updated: Jun 6

Health Benefits of Mustard Oil
Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

The underlying chemistry of Mustard Oil reveals attributes that cannot be found in any other edible oil. Mustard Oil is known to contain natural antibiotics, antiviral compounds and antimycotic substances (which prevent fungal growth). The oil also contains natural antioxidants that significantly reduce the risks of cellular and DNA damage. Several epidemiological studies have reiterated the preventive and therapeutic capabilities of key nutrients found in Mustard Oil.

Another vital capability of Mustard Oil is its application in the prevention and treatment of certain types of cancer – in particular, colon, colorectal and intestinal cancer. A study published in the renowned medical journal, Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift reiterates this capability of Mustard Oil. The study indicates that Mustard Oil is rich in sulforaphane, a compound that is part of the Isothiocyanate group of organo-sulphur compounds. The study found that sulforaphane targets the most malignant cancer stem cells – something that conventional cancer treatments are not able to do.

Based on the above findings, medical researchers have initiated a series of clinical studies in the United States of America to examine the efficacy of sulforaphane-based interventions for cancer patients.

What makes cold-pressed Mustard Oil especially useful in treating cancer is the presence of a specific compound called Allyl Isothiocyanate or AITC. Mustard seeds contain an enzyme called Myrosinase and a glucosinolate compound called Sinigrin. The simple act of crushing the mustard seeds to extract Mustard Oil results in Myrosinase and Sinigrin combining to form AITC.

AITC is the compound that gives mustard and Mustard Oil its powerful cancer prevention and cancer fighting properties. That is why Mustard Oil extracts are currently being used in the treatment of cancer.

This attribute represents a major health benefit for everyone who makes cold-pressed Mustard Oil their primary cooking medium. With every meal, you get a dose of a powerful cancer-fighter called AITC – and that’s another great reason for using Mustard Oil!

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