Sesame oil (Sesame oil) is produced from sesame seeds.
Sesame seed is one of the oldest spices known to man, and perhaps the first crop grown specifically for edible oil. Among the ancient sesame were associated with immortality. And it is not without reason, because sesame seeds are rich in vitamins (especially vitamin E) and minerals (especially zinc) that are necessary for normal functioning of any human body.
Seeds depending on the cultivar, the plants are brown, reddish, black, yellow, and ivory. The darker seeds are more flavorful. Sesame seeds have a nutty, sweet flavor that intensifies when toasted. Due to the high oil content, the seeds deteriorate quickly. It is better to buy them in small quantities and use quickly.
Sesame oil, on the contrary, long and well kept. The oil is also rich in trace elements (zinc, calcium), vitamins E, A and contains a perfectly balanced polyunsaturated fatty acids, oleic and linoleic acids, Tocopherols, proteins and natural antioxidants (the main — sesamol). Thanks sesamol sesame oil has a high resistance during long-term storage (up to 8 years).
As elixir of beauty, sesame oil has a millennial history. It has the ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to soften and cleanse it, eliminating the harmful products of metabolism, dirt and dead cells. Effect on the skin as a natural antioxidant, prevents signs of premature aging of the skin.
Sesame oil is one of the few natural products that are able to absorb UV radiation, so is often used in sunscreen cosmetics. This oil regenerates the skin, heals wounds, cracks, burns, and relieves pain. Naturally moisturizes the skin. Returns the freshness, youthfulness and health of skin.
When caring for the skin can be mixed with essential oils (frankincense, myrrh, geranium, lemon, bergamot, etc.), which are selected individually according to Ayurvedic Constitution. Normal greasiness. Reduced and smoothed pores disappear inflammation and blemishes. Sesame oil is a good antibacterial agent for skin and nails. Is the perfect Foundation nutrient beauty products and is suitable for all skin types, especially for dry, aging and flaky skin. Has a warming effect.
In India from birth do massage with sesame or of a mixture of sesame and mustard oil. Children develop much much more active than their peers, less sore and hard to sleep.
Sesame oil contains a lot of magnesium, the "anti-stress" element, which has a calming effect, relaxing the muscles of the face and body.
Oil from sesame seeds is widely used in Ayurvedic treatments, both independently and as a basis for the preparation of therapeutic oils.
Sesame oil is a valuable food product, healthy in disorders of lipid metabolism (normalizes metabolism), hypertension, inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases. Sesame oil is effectively used for the prevention of osteoporosis due to the presence therein of calcium, phosphorus (construction materials for bone tissue) and phytoestrogens that control the process of bone resorption. For exhaustion sesame oil helps muscle growth, obesity — weight loss. In all cases, sesame oil reinforces the body.
This oil is one of the main tools used in Ayurveda. It is healing, bringing the poisons and toxins from the body. Ayurveda considers sesame oil "hot and spicy". Suppresses the "cold" diseases, inhibits "the mucus and the wind". It is effective in pulmonary diseases, shortness of breath, dry cough, asthma. Also in diseases of the heart, liver, gall bladder, pancreas (in particular diabetes), and thyroid in the treatment of increased gastric acidity, anemia. Also used for constipation, ulcers.
In modern medicine, sesame oil is used orally for the treatment of thrombocytopenic purpura,
essecially of thrombopenia and hemorrhagic diathesis. It increases the number of platelets and accelerates blood clotting. Used for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis (prevents blood clots). Used for medical purposes is obtained by cold pressing sesame oil.
With the onset of the winter months a large number of people complain of unpleasant condition — dryness of the mucous membrane of the nasal cavity (including burning, itching, soreness of the nose). Effective means that treatment is sesame oil. Two drops of sesame oil, zakopanego in the nose before bedtime, rubbing the soles of the feet and chest will relieve you from colds and chronic catarrhal phenomena. Instillation in ears two drops of sesame oil — improve your hearing and avoid other diseases related to hearing. The oil in all cases must be pre-heated to a nice hot temperature.
In Ayurvedic medicine daily morning procedure is "Gandesa" — a rinse mouth and throat with sesame oil. It is held as follows: dial in your mouth sesame oil and hold it for 3 minutes, gently moving it in the mouth. This procedure will remove all the harmful substances that are excreted during the night in the mouth. It will strengthen teeth and gums, prevent tooth decay. Reduce the sensitivity to the use of acidic substances and increase the taste buds. Successfully help to cope with facial wrinkles and strengthen the chin. Gendusa helps to improve the voice. This procedure is especially useful for those who live in dusty cities, enjoys Central heating in cold climates. As this severely dry mucous membranes of nose and throat. The nasal mucosa must also be greased with sesame oil before going out. This will help to deal effectively with ENT diseases.
Sesame is a rejuvenating tonic when Vata Constitution, but also for bones and teeth. You can prepare a sweet preparation from one part sesame seeds 1/2 part shatavari (if available) with ginger and raw sugar to taste. You can take 30 grams of this mixture a day. Topically (as a paste) you can also use the powder from the seeds.
Sesame oil is styptic, anti-inflammatory, laxative properties, promotes hematopoiesis. Sesame oil can be used in the same way as seeds. In its properties it is similar to olive oil. Mixed with equal amount of water with the addition of lime juice it can be used topically, applying to burns, boils and ulcers. If the oil add little camphor, cardamom and cinnamon, it can be applied to the head with migraines or dizziness.
Therapeutic effect has and halva which is made from sesame seeds. If the quality halva does not contain preservatives and dyes, it will be a real boon for those who want to increase the level of calcium in the body. Sesame seed is a leader in content of calcium. Traditionally, foods rich in calcium include milk, hard cheeses.