Thus mustard oil is considered to have lesser effect than sunflower and coconut oil when hepatocytes are concerned.
The HMG CoA reductase activity in the sunflower oil and coconut oil fed rats found decreased while the activity in mustard oil, fed group remained unchanged.
"You taste it, and then it's gone." Koreans use mustard oil as a hot seasoning oil, and some Chinese cuisines employ it in cold dressings.
Although it is usually found on shelves of cooking oil, not massage oil, bottles of pure mustard oil sold in the United States must bear a warning: "For external use only." Since the mid 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned the import or sale of pure mustard oil as a foodstuff.