Mustard Oil : A Bird's Eye View
Mustard is a cornerstone of Indian culture. Its flower symbolizes spring, and the yellow oil produced from its seeds is considered a cure-all. Known for its stimulating, cleansing and rejuvenating properties, the warmth generated by mustard oil when applied to the skin opens the pores and helps sweat out impurities. In the colder areas of India, mustard oil -- the olive oil of India -- heats the body by firing up the food, and heals chapped lips when a drop of oil is applied to the belly button.