Sesame Oil Benefits

sesame oil benefits,sesame oil skin, skin moisture, sciatica pain, muscle cramps, Sesame oil comes from sesame seeds and is often used as a cooking or massage oil. However, it is known as popular folk remedy, and, its healthy properties may be part of the reason for its success as a medicinal remedy. Sesame oil has vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that neutralizes damaging free radicals. It also contains calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, and zinc, and these vitamins and minerals help everything from bones to metabolism to enzyme function.

Internally sesame oil appears to offer many benefits. For instance, it is reported to improve blood circulation and relieve fatigue and insomnia. It may also alleviate joint dryness and act as a mild laxative to prevent constipation. Some people also claim sesame oil treats dizziness, headaches, menopausal symptoms, respiratory problems, and nasal dryness. In addition, it seems to have antibacterial properties and prevents certain types of cancer.

Topical applications of sesame oil may help certain ailments. For instance, some people claim it alleviates muscle cramps, backaches and sciatica pain. It also seems to have tranquilizing and soothing properties. In addition, when used on the skin it is considered an excellent emollient that relieves dryness, retains skin moisture, and acts as a sun screen. It is even reputed to help people with skin disorders, such as eczema or psoriasis.

One extremely popular use for sesame oil is related to hair and hair loss. When massaged into the scalp, sesame oil enhances the hair’s volume, shine, and strength. It may also aid against hair loss for a variety of reasons. First, it reduces anxiety and stress, and, second, it increases circulation, which may in turn help the scalp and the sebaceous glands. It also has immune-balancing sterols, reduces dandruff, and protects the hair from environmental damage.

If you want, you can make a sesame protein conditioner for your hair. Here’s the recipe:

Protein-Rich Sesame Conditioner

2 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut milk
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons virgin sesame oil
1 teaspoon coconut oil

Mix ingredients together, apply, cover with a cap, and wait twenty minutes before rinsing with warm water. Then shampoo as usual.

Many people believe the best sesame oil is one that is organic and virgin, and, if you’re interested Eden Foods carries it, or you can purchase this certified organic Ayurveda-grade virgin sesame seed oil.


  1. This is a bit off topic, but I would like to get your thoughts on the South Beach Diet Plan. I need to drop about 20 pounds, and have decided to return to this particular diet plan next week. It resembles our basic eating habits, sans sugar & wine (!!), and seems to be a good fit for my family. Are you aware of any problems associated with this program??

    Any tips you can provide would be appreciated.

    Happy New Year!!!

  2. The conditioner recipe sounds very interesting. I’ll definitely have to try it. My hair is pretty dry and my poor husband is losing his. How is the sesame oil used for insomnia? My husband has MS and insomnia is one of his biggest problems. And it seems that the less sleep he gets the more symptoms he has. He is already on so much medication, he hates to take any more.

  3. Hi Big Hair Envy:

    I’ve got a post coming soon that compares the South Beach, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Zone, and Mediterranean diets. I was thinking people would probably be ready to institute their New Year’s Resolutions with a diet. So, I thought I’d compare them.

    To Stacey:

    Stacey, you’re in luck because I have some MS articles coming soon too. I totally understand the lack of sleep making his problems worse and not wanting to take more medications. I’ll see what I can find out about sleep and MS, and write post that may help your husband sleep.


  4. Is sesame oil useful to restore sexual potency (sexual erection) for a person who is over 70 years old.? If not, please recommend what oil is effective for such purpose. I will appreciate your advice. Thanks.

  5. Author

    An old-time Ayurvedic claim is that warming massage aromatherapy oils help with sexual desire and stimulation. I’ve also read that hydrogenated oils (unsaturated liquid vegetables oils that are converted to a saturated semi-solid or solid fat) affect sexual ability in a negative way. So, if you are eating a lot of hydrogenated oils in things such as baked goods or margarine, you might want to lower that amount and see if there’s a change.

    There are various other claims that don’t have to do with oils. For instance, I’ve heard that bee pollen enhances or increases sexuality, as supposedly do goji berries. There are also purportedly various herbs that help – ashwagandha, horny goat weed, muira puama, or tribulus terrestris, often refered to as TT. If you’re interested in learning more about these herbs there’s an article in Newrinkles titled Aphrodisiacs: Herbs Versus Viagra or if you’re interested in foods that may increase libido there’s also an article titled Libido Foods.

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