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13 proven health benefits of sesame oil or Gingelly oil!

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Gingelly oil is also called sesame oil.
Have you heard the story of Alibaba and its forty theives! “Open sesame” said Alibaba to open the magical cave which has hidden treasure. Maybe “open sesame” symbolises the hope of people believing that the hidden treasure of the husk will come out.
Like that, sesame is a magical oil which has many more benefits.


  • Energy -884kcal
  • Carbohydrates -0.00g
  • Fats – 100.00g
  • Saturated -14.00g
  • Monounsaturated -39.00g
  • Proteins -0.00g
  • Besides, it contain vitamins C,E,K.
  • Polyunsaturated – 47.00g
  • It contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium.

Sesame oil is also a good source of healthy fats and can be used in salads and other dishes as well. Its incredibly nutritious and add a good source of nutritional value for those who consume it.


Sesame oil is used in ayurvedha because of its anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties and it is considered to have a natural SPF. It reduces acne, dry skin, dark circles and wrinkles and also have anti aging properties when applied regularly.


This oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Sesame oil has a synergistic effect on glibenclamide. The combination therapy significantly lowered blood sugar and Hba1c more than oil alone did.

According to a research of Annamalai University  and published in yale University of biology and medicine,
It lowers blood pressure and lipid perodoxication and increase antioxidant status in hypertensive patients.


Sesame oil contains tyrosine which is directly responsible for the serotinin neurotransmitter in our brain. Any imbalance in serotinin can lead to anxiety and depression.

According to a research, scientists concludes that adding sesame oil in foods will help to gain positive vibes.


Oil pulling? what’s that?

Oil pulling is a traditional remedy done in ancient India. Ayurvedha hypothesized that oral health is the mirror of general health of the body. The mouth offers a sanctuary to a number of bacteria,viruses and fungi. Oil acts as a cleanser by hunting these before they spread.

How does oil pulling work? It frees up the immune system to reduce inflammation and stress.

This boosts energy, reduces acne, allergy and even headaches and the best part is it’s help to reduce weight!

How is that done?

  • Gargle one spoon of sesame oil in the morning before brushing your teeth. Gargle it to and fro in between your teeth for 10-15 mins.
  • To consume time, do it while showering. Then gargle your mouth with warm salt water to remove the toxic debris. Do it daily to have a camera worthy smile!


The magnesium in sesame seeds help to improve respiration in health disorders such as asthma and bronchitis. It helps to improve sleep.


A sesame oil massage is generally good for the baby’s growth and it improves the sleep factors as well. Many mommies often visit hospitals for the baby having rashes after using diapers. Applying sesame oil on the rashes helps relief. It also reverses dry skin.


A handful of sesame seeds is actually good for bone health. It contains more calcium than a glass of milk. High amount of zinc helps to improve the bone mineral density. It also contains more copper content which helps to relieve arthritis and strengthen bones and blood vessels.


Young aged adults suffering from Anemia! This tip is for you! Do you know that black sesame seeds containing iron actually help to increase heme and reduces fatigue.


Sesame oil contain polyunsaturated fatty acids which contains sessamol and sessamin which reduce LDL (bad  cholesterol levels). This reduces the cholesterol levels and regulates the cardiovascular system.Therefore,it helps to decreases atherosclerosis.


Sesame seeds improves hair colour and hair loss. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties which helps to invade foreign bodies such as dandruff from the scalp. Studies found that many bioactive compounds present in sesame oil will help to reduce hair loss and make hair to maintain its natural colour.


Good source of fiber, lignans and phytosterol strengthens the immune system and protects against colon cancer and breast cancer.


Contains digestive fiber to relief constipation and help regulate movement of bladder and bowel.

How to Use Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is now used wide by many people instead of vegetable oil and olive oil. If you are new to it, try using smaller portions to get accustomed to its taste. 

It is commonly used in Asian cuisine and african, particularly for stir-fries. You can also add it to your salads and marinades. It is quite versatile. You can also add it in gravies and fish fries which is delicious.

Just be sure to consume it in moderation as it’s high in calories and old aged people consuming it will lead to cholelithiasis.

Some people may be allergic to sesame oil.
Those tiny seeds are found in breadstickers, burgers, rolls of sushi and sesame chicken.

If you are not allergic and use sesame oil in moderation  remember that your secret sucessful ingredient could be sesame oil!

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Elakeya Udhaya I am a young physician assistant by career but always love to write! I expertise in medical writing, writing about fashion, styles, home remedies, cooking, trends, and even, travel, places, weather, fiction stories, and time travel.

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