Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. It has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. Sesame oil, besides being used as a cooking oil in south India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Chinese,Japanese,Middle Eastern,Korean, and southeastan, Asian cuisine.
Research shows that sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. In the tissues beneath the skin, this oil will neutralize oxygen radicals. It penetrates into the skin quickly and enters the blood stream through the capillaries.
Molecules of sesame seed oil maintain good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Sesame seed oil is a cell growth regulator and slows down cell growth and replication. When used as a douche mixed with warm water, the oil controls vaginal yeast infections.
Promote Healthy, Beautiful Skin: Sesame seeds are full of zinc, an essential mineral for producing collagen and giving skin more elasticity. Zinc also helps damaged tissues in the body to repair. Sesame oil is also known to sooth burns and prevent skin related disorders. Heavy oils and toxic oils and creams are bad for all facial skin. But sesame seed oil is good for young skin. It helps control eruptions and neutralizes the poisons which develop both on the surface and in the pores. With sesame oil, no cosmetics are needed. The oil will cause young facial skin to have and display natural good health. When used on baby skin, particularly in the area covered by a diaper, sesame seed oil will protect the tender skin against rash caused by the acidity of body wastes. In the nose and ears, it will protect against common skin pathogens.
Sesame oil helps prevent diabetes: Thanks to magnesium and other nutrients, sesame seeds, and especially sesame oil,has been shown to combat diabetes.
Prevents Cancer: Not only do sesame seeds contain an anti-cancer compound called phytate, but the magnesium in sesame seeds also harness anti-cancer properties. One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the risk of colorectal tumors decreased by 13% and the risk of colorectal cancer decreased by 12% for every 100 mg of magnesium taken in.
Sesame oil helps relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis: The copper found in sesame seeds is important for strengthening tissues such as blood vessels and joints. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis can experience a decrease in pain and joint swelling due to the anti inflammatory effects of the copper contained in sesame seeds.
Antiviral and Antibacterial: The power of sesame seed oil has the document for centuries. In Ayurvedic medicine it has much significance and practitioners believe that sesame seed oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Holistic medicine practitioners use sesame seed oil to treat strep throat, staphylococcus bacteria and also athlete’s foot.