The therapeutic Mustard Oil is extracted from the seeds (oro mustadi) of the mustard plant. It is either the seeds are ground, mixed with water, and the oil separated from the water by steam distillation. Or the seed is cold pressed to get a vegetable-like oil.
Mustard Oil has a dark yellow to reddish color and it has a sharp, pungent aroma. Mustard Oil has been used by the Greeks and the Romans for thousands of years back, using it as medicine, adding it to wine, and the oil serves as a treatment for insect bites and scorpion stings. (more…)