The healing power of taramira oil or jamba oil

Taramira oil is the name of oil made from arugula seed. This oil is mainly used in India as a remedy for hair loss, dandruff, lice and other headaches. India is the only country in the world where this originally Mediterranean plant is grown. It is good for your hair to occasionally put oil in it, let it sit for fifteen minutes and then rinse it out again. Hair that tends to curl will curl better after using oil; Moreover, it prevents the formation of split ends. The hair also falls more beautifully, in its natural shape so that it has more volume. NB! This article is written from the personal view of the author and may contain information that is not scientifically substantiated and/or in line with the general view.


  • Spread arugula
  • Replacement for rapeseed
  • Active ingredients taramira oil
  • Taramira oil for digestion
  • Taramira oil contents

Spread arugula

Arugula originally grows in the Mediterranean. In ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, this oil was used for all kinds of medicinal purposes. The rocket plant can withstand drought very well, which is why it is loved by farmers in the arid areas of India.

Replacement for rapeseed

Taramira oil is a good substitute for rapeseed oil for making biodiesel. Just like rapeseed oil, it can be used as lamp oil. In addition, both rapeseed oil and taramira oil are inedible. In the past decade, rapeseed oil was made edible by genetically engineering it.

Taramira oil has been said to be a good aphrodisiac but this has not been clinically proven.

Active ingredients taramira oil

Taramira oil contains glucosinolates, substances that are also found in cabbage, among other things. That is not something to be surprised about since arugula is related to cabbage. By the way, it has only been known since 1973 that arugula is in fact a type of cabbage or brassica, the Indian researcher Mulherjee discovered this. In addition to glucosinolates, there is a reasonable amount of potassium, calcium and iodine in the arugula seed, and therefore also in taramira oil or jamba oil.

Taramira oil for digestion

Although the oil is known to be inedible, it is taken medicinally in small quantities. No more than one teaspoon per day is used. To use it you could put it on a salad. This oil is said to work well for diabetes. Furthermore, it stimulates digestion by intensifying bile production. In addition, it cleans the intestines and urinary tract, as is said in the folk medicine of India and Pakistan. These medicinal properties make it a natural appetite stimulant. It can also be used as a mild laxative.

Taramira oil is used as a raw material for lubricants and soap. The pulp that remains is given to animals.

Taramira oil contents

  • Erucic acid: 46.3%
  • Oleic acid: 28.7%
  • Linoleic acid: 12.4%
  • Saturated fatty acids: 10.5%