Sesame oil has been in use for many years for its culinary benefits. Along with adding flavor and taste to our food, Sesame oil has many health benefits that are not just passed over generations but also backed with scientific facts.
Sesame oil find themselves an active ingredient in many sunscreens, skin cleansers and moisturizers because of their unique ability to soften up skin and hair. They are also capable of keeping your skin hydrated. Although there are many natural oils capable of providing moisturizing effect, none of them does it effectively like sesame oil. In fact they can act as both moisturizer and softener for body skin. Since they are natural, sesame oil can be used regularly without any fear of side effects.
Prevents Bacterial Infections
Sesame oil is found to be effective in the treatment of inflamed and wounded skin. It is their anti-inflammatory properties that makes them fight against bacterial infections. Since sesame seeds are choked with anti-inflammatory properties, they can be used alone without mixing any other carrier oils.
As a Nutrient Source
Sesame oil is found to have vitamin E, B-complex (such as niacin) and D in very high amounts. Niacin is a variant of B-complex that is capable of reducing LDL- cholesterol levels in blood. Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid and palmitic acids. It is linoleic acid that gives both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties for sesame oil. They are also rich in minerals like copper, manganese, calcium and magnesium.
In order to effectively make use of Sesame oil, you need to use organic oil which is derived following certain procedures. Saptashakti by Pitambari is Sesame oil that is extracted under low-temperature conditions using an expeller press in a process called cold pressing. This extraction method is popular among raw food adherents because it avoids exposing the oil to chemical solvents or high temperatures during extraction.