Its nutrients make it an ally both on the stove and in the bathroom. Discover the five benefits of sesame oil on your health. Dental hygiene, constipation, cholesterol, well-being of your skin? Discover the many virtues of sesame oil.
The oil prepared from sesame seeds is rich in antioxidants, vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and copper.
Not only are its nutrients beneficial when used in cooking, but sesame oil works wonders in cosmetics and massage . Here are its most interesting virtues.
Sesame oil, a formidable ally in cooking
Used cold in salads or cooked in your hot dishes, sesame oil is rich in good polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that help lower blood cholesterol levels. People who like its very strong taste will enjoy a few drops at the end of cooking.
In the kitchen, it is mostly unroasted sesame seed oil, but there are roasted sesame seed oils with an enhanced flavor. However, they require a lighter hand.
The benefits of sesame oil massages
Sesame oil penetrates quickly under the skin and deeply nourishes it. It therefore makes an excellent massage oil that keeps the skin supple and elastic, protects it from microbes and accelerates healing. In infants, it reduces the risk of irritation of the buttocks.
For a moment of well-being before going to bed, apply a teaspoonful of sesame oil on your feet, massage, put on socks so as not to dirty your sheets and enjoy your night!
Sesame oil for good dental hygiene
By making a mouthwash with sesame oil, you reduce the bacteria level by 85% and thus reduce the risk of gingivitis (1). According to Frédérique Cervoni, naturopath, this technique would also help to overcome allergies and other hay fever.
In the morning, on an empty stomach, even before drinking water, take 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and pass it between your teeth from top to bottom and right to left for 20 minutes.
The oil quickly becomes thick and whitish, a sign that the toxins present in the body have clumped together. Do not swallow it! After about 20 minutes, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with water. Not only will you eliminate most of the toxins and bacteria present in your mouth, but you will also maintain a long-lasting feeling of freshness and cleanliness
Oil from sésame : a help in case of constipation
During periods of constipation, sesame oil is a precious ally. Used in addition to other dietary measures (drinking water and eating fiber), it helps the digestive system to get back on track. A tablespoon in the morning or evening is enough to lubricate the intestine to relieve constipation
Benefits of sesame oil for hair
To shine your hair without using chemicals, choose sesame oil. Its essential nutrients will protect the hair fiber and scalp, limiting the appearance of dandruff and hair loss
In children, it is a formidable anti-lice weapon. Soak your hair with sesame oil by massaging your head, leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse abundantly with warm water and shampoo. Prefer a virgin oil, translucent, cold-pressed, and if possible from an organic and fair trade source (available in parapharmacies, organic stores, or on the internet)