Mehlab oil is cold-pressed from the kernels of the Mehlab plant (Prunus Mahalabe), which is also known as St. Lucie’s Cherry. It is most commonly used in cooking and baking to give flavor to traditional Indian and Middle Eastern food as it has a nutty, sweet aroma and taste that may remind you of almonds.
This oil has anti-spasmodic, analgesic and expectorant properties which make it popular as a treatment for upper respiratory ailments like coughs, colds and bronchitis. Its carminative properties also make it useful to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and treat digestive discomfort.
Mehlab has sedative properties which may promote relaxation of the mind and body, as well as treat insomnia.
Directions for use
Add Mehlab oil to your meals and desserts to give it flavor.
Use this oil internally to soothe the digestive system, treat respiratory symptoms and promote proper sleep, by taking 1 teaspoon daily.
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