5 benefits of using mustard oil on belly buttons

First Published 20, Sep 2017, 2:54 PM IST
Benefits of using mustard oil on belly buttons
  • Mustard oil helps in alleviating joint pain and rheumatic arthiritis.
  • It is good for digestion and works on the bowl system.
  • It moisturises the skin during winter and avoids it from breaking and chapping.

You must have heard people using mustard oil in cooking, just like coconut oil. Well, you would be surprised to know that it is used for moisturizing the skin and chapped lips. The only difference is, mustard oil is applied before taking a shower, unlike all other essential and natural oils that are used after taking a shower. Mostly used by the people residing in the eastern part of India, the oil is great for digestion, getting rid of sore joints, arthiritis and pains.

But applying it in the navel area has the following benefits:

Good for digestion

Mustard oil works both externally and internally on your digestive system if applied in the belly button. If you have a troubled bowel, this is the ultimate remedy for you. All you have to do is take a few drops of mustard oil and apply it around the belly button, rubbing it all around the area in a circular motion. The external massage helps in releasing gastric juice and bile juice from spleen and liver. The intestines also get stimulated, activating the excretory system and thereby helping in digestion and clearing of your body.

Good for chapped lips

Winters are arriving and your lips are the best indications of that. Chapped and dry lips are a thing of the past if you are in the habit of applying mustard oil in your belly button. Mustard oil acts as a great moisturizer. This also reduces the darkness of the lips with regular use. 

A great antibacterial agent

It can fight against the bacterial infection in the urinary tract system, digestive and excretory system and colon. Applying mustard oil externally in a circular motion everyday before going to bed at night can fight a number of diseases too. So, if you have an injury that is not healing right, applying mustard oil can help. Just add two to three drops of mustard oil and apply it in the effected area until the infection heals. 

Removes dirt

Applying mustard oil in he naval removes dirt. Most often tham not, we forget to nurture our belly buttons because it lies in the most inaccessible area of the body. However, we forget that it is located in the most essential area, which has all the vital organs. A little dab of mustard oil inside the navel can loosen up the dead skin and dirt , making it easier to remove. 

Relief from tummy pain

Be it menstural pain or pain due to acidity or indigestion, applying mustad oil could do wonders in alleviating the pain. This will help symptoms from conditions like indigestion, food poisoning and diarrhea. It also doubles as a natural remedy for nausea and bloating.

Some of the other benefits include promoting sweating and muscle growth, stimulating blood circulation, inhibiting fungal infection, preventing hair loss, boosting appetite and digestion, eliminating symptoms of rheumatism and arthiritis.