Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

What is Sesame Oil?

The yellow colored oil extracted from sesame tree seeds is what usually referred to as sesame oil. Widely used as a healing agent since antiquity. The oil is rich in nutrients and has a nutty flavor; also, the oil is used for cosmetic purposes, especially applied to the skin.

Composition of sesame oil

The oil contains high levels of antioxidants: sesamol, sesamolin, and sesamin. Also, it provides vitamin e, 15% saturated fats, 42% oleic acid, 43% omega-6 linoleic acid, and loaded with various vitamin b-complexes like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin and many more. Furthermore, it contains several amino acids, and mineral ions like copper, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.


Before using Sesame Oil, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.


Prevents bacterial infections

Sesame oil has the anti-inflammatory features that help it in protecting the skin against bacterial infections. On application of the oil n your skin; it penetrates the skin and produces a detoxifying effect which will keep your skin warm and fresh. The oil mostly used in the treatment of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Usage in aromatherapy

Sesame oil employed as a skin moisturizer; when you apply the oil on your skin, it keeps it soft and smooth and stops prevention of skin wrinkles. Add it your bath water in case you are having cracked heels, dry knees, and dry elbows. Sesame oil used as a natural sunscreen; it is recommended you apply the oil all over your body, although you have to reapply it frequently easily removed by the sun.

Helps prevent diabetes

Sesame oil has the following content magnesium and other nutrients that are used to combat diabetes. In a study conducted and published the year, 2011 showed that consumption of this oil improved the effectiveness of the oral drug glibenclamide in the people with diabetes type two.

Reduces blood pressure

Like in the above scenario, magnesium has shown effects in reduction of blood pressure in people with hypersensitive diabetes.

Promotes heart health

Furthermore, sesame contains a chemical compound called sesamol that prevents the development of atherosclerotic lesions in your heart. Sesamol is believed to possesses a variety of pharmacologically active components helpful in the situation.

Helps in prevention of cancer

Sesame contains a compound phytate in addition to magnesium; the two specific anti-cancer properties hence reduce of you developing cancer.

Boosts bone health

When you consume sesame oil, you add zinc to your body system. Zinc in addition to promoting skin health increases the bone mineral density and thus improving your bone health as a whole.


From antiquity, sesame oil has been used to improve the health of hair. It aids in retaining the natural color of hair and minimizes hair loss. Additionally, due to its anti-bacterial properties, it helps to eliminate the pathogens or foreign bodies that can attack your scalp or hair.

Boosting digestive health and relieves constipation

Consumption of sesame improves your meals dietary fiber, which helps in nutrient absorption and helps food stay for long in the stomach.

Provides relief from rheumatoid arthritis

Sesame oil contains copper; a mineral that is important for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems. Copper is deemed to reduce pain and swelling feels associated with arthritis. Additionally, this mineral helps provide strength to your blood vessels, bones, and joints.

Promotes respiratory health

Sesame oil contains magnesium mineral; the mineral that enables sesame oil to prevent asthma and other respiratory disorders by preventing airway spasms.

Boosts circulation and metabolism

The high copper and zinc mineral content in sesame oil enable your body to function normally. Mainly because of the requirement of copper for the production of red blood cells; the high copper content ensures your body is sure to get the right amount of blood flowing to the organs and tissues, providing a healthier lifestyle.

Side effects

  • According to recent research, sesame oil is highly allergic.
  • If you are under anticoagulant medications; talk to your doctor before using the oil.