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Last Updated: Oct 07, 2023

How Is Mustard Oil Beneficial In Vitiligo Treatment?

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Dr. Ravish KamalAyurvedic Doctor • 23 Years Exp.Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Vitiligo is a type of skin disorder. It is an autoimmune disease in which the melanin cell stops functioning or starts dying, and forms blotches on the skin. It can affect any part of the skin. It may also affect the inside of the mouth and hair.

There are many treatments available to restore the pigmentation of the skin. However, one of the most trusted and reliable treatments is described in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, there are tons of ways available in the house. By using these remedies, one can easily and adequately treat Vitiligo without any side effects. In Ayurveda, Mustard oil is one of the most significant remedies. Mustard oil is very beneficial to heal this type of skin disease.

Know More About Mustard Oil:

Mustard oil is extracted from the mustard seed by the process of steam distillation. The connotations of this oil may vary depending upon the part of the world the mustard seed is coming from. In some countries, mustard oil is only used for massage purposes. However, in many countries, it is considered edible. In both cases, mustard oil has millions of medicinal values and health benefits.     

Nutritional Value of Mustard Oil:

Mustard oil is packed with all the nutrients of the mustard seed. In 1 litre of mustard oil, there are 844 calories. Mustard oil has a total fat content of 100 grams which includes 21 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, and 59 grams monounsaturated fat. It has zero content of sodium, carbohydrates, and protein. It also contains some important fatty acids such as  linoleic, oleic, and erucic acid along with some important substance called Allyl isothiocyanate, that has several health benefits.

Benefits of Mustard Oil:

There are many health and medicinal benefits of mustard oil. Some of them are:

  1. Mustard essential oil improves blood circulation.

  2. Mustard oil helps in digestion by keeping the digestive system intact.

  3. Mustard oil boosts appetite and makes a person feel full.

  4. Mustard essential oils fight bacterial infections.

  5. Mustard essential oils prevent fungal infections.

  6. Mustard oil repels insects.

  7. Mustard oil is good for hair.

  8. It is also beneficial for many orthopaedic problems like arthritis, lumbar pain, cervical pain, vertigo, etc.

  9. Mustard is also used for the treatment of Vitiligo.

How Is Mustard Oil Used To Treat Vitiligo?

Mustard oil is one of the most popular home remedies used to heal Vitiligo. It helps in producing intense melanoid pigments and one can observe pigment initiation within 10 days. Regular use of mustard oil in food, massaging, or in the form paste will help to treat this skin disorder.

According to a recent study, mustard or mustard oil has enormous therapeutic potential for treating Vitiligo. Paste of mustard oil and turmeric will help intensify the pigments of the skin.  

Take Away:

There are many home remedies available used to cure Vitiligo and mustard oil is one such ingredient. It is the most popular and scientifically proven method for the treatment of Vitiligo. However, it is best to consult a dermatologist or physician before opting for any of these remedies. Everyone’s skin and internal function is different and hence it is better to always go for the options which are prescribed for better and safe result.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!

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