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Ok: Vegetable oil in general is better.saffola sunflower or vegetable oil are better. Animal fat is not recommended ...Read more
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
Anything is possible: But would not anticipate that it would benefit you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is mustard oil good for the skin.I'm applying it on my body before taking a shower.Resting for atleast 10 minutes before taking the shower.
Myths: No. There would be no medicinal benefit to this practice. ...Read more
I am from India and here we mostly use mustard oil for cooking. which is the healthiest cooking oil or i should continue with the same oil.
Do what: You like other oils like corn olive and safflower are fine too ...Read more