Men Beware- Mustard Can Kill Sperms

mustard sperm count ,  mustard kills sperm,  mustard oil stretch marksMustard has various culinary uses. It is widely used in almost all cuisines. Texts of Ayurveda describe the medicinal properties of this spice. Mustard is known as “Sarshapa” in Ayurveda. Acharyas describe two types of mustard - “peetha sarshapa” or yellow mustard and “Rakta sarshapa” or black mustard.

According to principles of Ayurveda both type of mustards are hot in potency and cause dryness of tissues. This spice tastes hot and bitter (tikta rasa).

This spice generates heat in body and boosts blood circulation. Hence it is recommended in men who have erectile dysfunction.  By virtue of its hot properties mustard destroys shukra dhatu, accumulated kapha and vata. Since shukra dhatu nourishes semen and boosts sperm count, its reduction can cause low sperm count and motility. Using mustard oil as lubricant can kill sperms. Hence men who want to start their family must use this spicy herb in limited quantities

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Other uses of mustard

  1. Powdered seeds and oil are used to treat intestinal parasites.
  2. Mustard oil increases fairness and enhances glow of skin as it increases cutaneous blood circulation and helps to eliminate toxins. It reduces dryness on external applications and increases dryness of skin when used internally.
  3. Mustard oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Warm oil is applied on joints to relieve pain and swelling.
  4. Mustard when consumed in limited quantities help to relieve water retention.
  5. Women who have irregular periods or scanty flow during menstrual cycle can use this spice to regularise it. It increases menstrual flow.
  6. Mustard oil is recommended for oil pulling. This helps to get rid of gum diseases and caries.
  7. Massaging gums with mustard oil and rock salt (sendha namak) help to reduce gum ulcers.
  8. Post pregnancy stretch marks can be addressed with mustard oil massage.
  9. Massaging body with this oil helps to strengthen the muscles and simulates nerves.
  10. Very useful in diabetes and diabetes related erectile dysfunction as it lowers blood sugar level and increases blood circulation.

Who should not use this spice?

  1. It is contra indicated in pregnancy and during lactation.
  2. Men who want to increase their sperm count and motility.
  3. Persons who suffer from migraine headaches and piles.

Caution: This spice has poisonous effects when used in large quantity. Consult your physician before using this spice for medicinal purpose.

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