Mustard oil is a remedy particularly dear to Ayurvedic medicine which uses it in particular for its warming and stimulating power. Massages performed with mustard oil are recommended for people who are part of the Kapha dosha where there is a tendency to stagnation of liquids and the formation of mucus.
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Mustard oil is a particularly dear remedy for Ayurvedic medicine who uses it in particular for its warming and stimulating power. Massages performed with mustard oil are recommended for people who are part of the Kapha dosha where there is a tendency to stagnation of liquids and the formation of mucus.
This natural product obtained from mustard seeds is mainly used for making messages on the body but also on the scalp and hair as it is able to offer numerous benefits in this area of the body which is so important to traditional Indian medicine.
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According to Ayurveda, in fact, hair is a by-product of bone formation on which they directly depend. This is why some purification therapies involve the application of oils or pastes based on herbs and honey on the head while at the same time performing a massage on the skin.
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Properties of mustard oil
To rebalance a Kapha, a massage based on mustard or sesame oil is often performed, both of these oils in fact stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, have a warming power and tone the body.
The oil that is extracted from mustard seeds is also great for relieve muscle and joint pain or to be used as a natural antiseptic for example in case of colds and flu (in this case the massage must be performed on the chest).
With the'use internally (make sure it is a quality product, pure and cold pressed), then, benefits are obtained at the digestive level and intestinal regularity, since this oil helps the intestinal bacterial flora and counteracts bloating and intestinal gas. Better, however, before using it, always seek the advice of your doctor, and proceed in small doses. This advice also applies to external use, since in the case of very sensitive skin, mustard oil can be poorly tolerated and irritating.
The benefits that mustard oil offers to hair are particularly interesting:
- stimulates growth (since it increases blood circulation in the scalp which is also revitalized by the large amount of vitamins and mineral salts that this oil contains).
- prevents the appearance of white hair
- reduces hair loss e prevents dandruff
- nourishes dry hair and damaged
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How to use mustard oil
We advise you to experiment with the use of mustard oil on hair. When they are dry, take a small amount of oil and massage gently with your fingertips the scalp and hair along the entire length starting from the root and up to the tip. Leave for 1 to 2 hours. To increase the beneficial effect of the pack, you can keep it in place all night by putting a turban on your head before going to sleep. The next morning we will proceed to wash the hair with a neutral shampoo. The application should be repeated once a week.
You can also use mustard oil for massage in case of painful tension in muscles, joints or if you suffer from neuralgia. But if you want to experience a real Ayurvedic massage that exploits the benefits of this oil, contact a specialized center.
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