Mustard Oil Health Benefits and Culinary Uses

Live longer, live stimulated when cooking with yellow mustard oil

Mustard oil is the healthiest cooking oil native to India. It is remarkably medicinal and delightfully stimulating for the senses. Researchers conclude that regular consumption of mustard oil is strongly associated with an extended lifespan.1

Mustard oil and your health

The health benefits of mustard oil are numerous. Besides providing essential fats your body needs,2 but does not produce in the optimal proportions, mustard oil is known to lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation of blood vessels, support heart muscles,3 reduce the risk of irregular heartbeat and stroke,4 prevent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),5 and provide relief from inflammatory pain.

Mustard oil for external use

Mustard oil massage is known to warm the skin, which is healthful in many ways. It provides relief from deep chronic pain, muscle aches, and stiff joints while it increases localised blood circulation. Mustard oil massage is great for the relief of aches and pains that come with the common cold or other viruses.6

Mustard oil helps relieve nerve pain

We all know someone who has suffered through raw nerve pain and the persistent swelling that often goes with it. Edema describes the condition when soft tissues in the feet, ankles, legs, or arms swell with excess body fluids. Regular massage with Kaizer’s Yellow Mustard Oil can relieve uncomfortable swelling by reducing excess water retention and inflammation. At the same time, the desensitizing compounds in mustard oil provide pain relief.7

Mustard oil nourishes the scalp and hair while it covers grey hair

Did you know that mustard oil reduces the progress of premature greying? Mustard oil contains the mineral selenium, a powerful antioxidant.8 Selenium is connected to the ageing of hair because it activates an enzyme that promotes hair growth and protects melanin, which provides pigment or colour in the hair strands. Topically, mustard oil also relieves dry scalp and dandruff with antimicrobial ingredients. The fat in Kaizer Yellow Mustard Oil deep conditions the hair, leaving it strong and nourished.

Warm up a few tablespoons of Kaizer mustard oil or enough to cover your hair. Work the oil into your scalp and cover with a shower cap or plastic bag and leave in until you get the right amount of colour coverage. The treatment will cover the grey without chemicals and without making your hair dry and brittle.

No chemicals from conventional hair colour are necessary. Get back a natural looking colour with shine.

Food preparation with yellow mustard oil

Add excitement to a wide variety of foods with the flavour you will learn to crave. Add the robust bite of yellow mustard oil with a drizzle on top of bland or creamy dishes. The tang of mustard oil adds heat to:

  • Salad dressing
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Cheese
  • Fresh and steamed vegetables

Recommended uses

Temperature: Suitable high heat applications. The smoke point of yellow mustard oil is 250°C. This is a higher heat than recommended for most cooking oils including olive oil, canola oil, or even safflower oil. Feel free to use yellow mustard oil for all cooking techniques and as a drizzle oil.
Shelf life: Best used within 6 months of opening. Unopened, best kept for 24 months.
Storage: Keep in a cool, dark place.

The science behind mustard oil and your health

1 Medicinal Qualities of Mustard Oil and Its Role in Human Health Against Chronic Diseases: A Review, Asian Journal of Diary and Food Research.
2 Written by Chris Gunnars, BSc, How to Optimize Your Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio, Healthline.
3 Angela M Zivkovic, Natalie Telis, J Bruce German, and Bruce D Hammock, Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Aid in the Modulation of Inflammation and Metabolic Health, California Agriculture. 2014, May.
4 Alpha-linolenic Acid, WebMD
5 K Kistner et al. Systemic Desensitization Through TRPA1 Channels by Capsazepine and Mustard Oil - a Novel Strategy Against Inflammation and Pain. Scientific Reports. 2016, June.
6 A Banvolgy et al., Mustard Oil Induces a Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Receptor-independent Neurogenic Inflammation and a Non-neurogenic cellular Inflammatory Component in Mice, Neuroscience. 2004, Jan
7 Nikita B Ruparel, Amol M Patwardhan, Armen N Akopian, Kenneth M Hargreaves, Homologous and Heterologous Desensitization of Capsaicin and Mustard Oil Response Utilize Different Cellular Pathways in Nociceptors. Journal
of Pain. 2007, June.
8 Sumit K Jaiswal, Ranjana Prakash, K Sandeep Prabhu, and N Tejo Prakash, Bioaccessible selenium sourced from Se-rich mustard cake facilitates protection from TBHP induced cytotoxicity in melanoma cells, Food Function. 2019,
April. Nikita B Ruparel, Amol M Patwardhan, Armen N Akopian, Kenneth M Hargreaves