Sesame oil is also known as til oil, gingely oil. The scientific name of Sesame oil is Sesamum Indicum. Globally it is called as sesame, one of the oldest oilseed crops. It is used for its nutritional, medicinal, and industrial purposes. Sesame has health benefits and therapeutic potential against different metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. In pharmaceutical industry Sesame is used in various medicines.
Sesame cultivated throughout the tropical and subtropical areas in Asia, Africa, and South America. Sesame seeds are rich in oil, protein, crude fiber, oxalates and soluble carbohydrates and minerals. In old books, the sesame seed was referred to as the “queen of oilseeds”, and sesame oil is among the first oils known and consumed by man. Sesame oil is used in various edible applications for intramuscular injections and in the production of drugs, perfumes, cosmetics, creams & lubricants. In the seeds, sesame oil is stored in oil bodies composed mainly of triacylglycerols.
Sesame oil is importantly used in China and India to treat a number of health problems, both internally and externally. The old age treatments have included Sesame as one of the important solvent for diseases. How sesame oil is applied depends on your problem and where it needs to be used. Sesame oil massage is known to be highly effective in muscular pain relief, bone and joint pain reliever.
The therapeutic usage of Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is rich in antioxidants. Along with vitamin E and phytosterols, it contains lignans, sesamol, and sesaminol. These compounds help fight free radicals in your body, which may reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases.
Many tribes and cultures have used sesame oil in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory. Traditional Taiwanese medicine has used it to treat joint pain, toothaches, cuts, scrapes, premenstrual cramps, and more.
Some studies have determined sesame oil is effective at lowering inflammatory markers.
Sesame oil help detoxify the deep layers of the skin and muscles, improving circulation and loosening tight muscles. It also helps increase circulation, so it can also be added to the mix if you want to treat sore muscles surrounding the joint.
Topical application of sesame oil reduces pain severity and frequency of received NSAIDs in patients with upper or lower extremities trauma. Therefore, it is recommended to use this oil in complementary medicine for pain relief due to low cost, easy usage and lack of adverse effects.