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My family cooks with mustard oil very often. Is this healthy oil to use ?

Ok: Vegetable oil in general is better.saffola sunflower or vegetable oil are better. Animal fat is not recommended ...Read more

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My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

Seems healthy but...: This is a traditional ayurvedic practice. I am not an expert on ayurveda but have great respect for it. I am not aware of research on this, so modern science has little to say on this, but it seems safe. However, i would probably only do it twice a week and not use when it is hot out. See http://tips-for-lifestyle.Com/2011/12/18/body-oil-massage-body-massage-oils-mustard-oil-massage/. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Is mustard oil good for lowering cholesterol levels?

Mustard oil: There is no good scientific evidence that mustard oil has ANY beneficial effects. There are toxic effects in high dose to the heart. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to massage my boobs with mustard oil?

Is it possible for me to massage my boobs with mustard oil?

Anything is possible: But would not anticipate that it would benefit you. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Is mustard oil and sesame oil good for cooking? Are they healthy?

Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read more

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Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

Is mustard oil good for hypothyroid?

No: The only effective treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone replacement; there is no evidence that mustard oil or any other non- hormonal therapy is of benefit. ...Read more

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My age 26 male.I have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure, can I apply mustard oil?"

My age 26 male.I have very good hair growth but in last two yrs I saw lot of white hair is growing. In order to cure, can I apply mustard oil?"

You can try: Mustard oil will not likely make your hair change back to its original color... but if it brings you joy, go for it! Good luck in your search! ...Read more