A year-long study conducted by the Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical Centre, Iran, in conjunction with Medical Hospital & Research Centre, Moradabad, India, found that when cold-pressed Mustard Oil was administered to patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), there was a significant reduction in the incidence of cardiac events.
The study was designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled trial and the mustard oil treatment was administered around 18 hours after the symptoms of AMI were detected in the patients. After one year, nonfatal infarctions in the Mustard Oil group were significantly lower.
The data indicates that in comparison with the placebo group, the Mustard Oil group showed a reduction of 28 per cent in cardiac events, and a reduction of 25.4 per cent in nonfatal infarctions.
In addition to these benefits, the Mustard Oil group also showed a significant reduction in total cardiac arrhythmias, left ventricular enlargement and angina pectoris.
The study found that the cardiac benefits were largely derived from the Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) found in cold-pressed Mustard Oil. ALA is known to have properties that protect the heart and the blood vessels; it lowers blood pressure, reduces LDL (bad cholesterol) and helps in preventing and even reversing atherosclerosis.
Another vital benefit was noticed in the Mustard Oil group: there was a significant reduction in conjugated dienes which indicates lower levels of oxidative stress. This is attributable to the fact that cold-pressed Mustard Oil has powerful natural antioxidant properties.
The study referred to above is one of many similar Indian and global research interventions. Such research initiatives have proved time and time again that cold-pressed Mustard Oil is extremely beneficial for your heart.