Sesame: useful properties and composition

Sesame: useful properties and composition
 Sesame - one of the oldest spices (seasonings). Sesame seed contains many nutrients and essential substances necessary for our body. In addition, they are very tasty and have a specific taste. Sesame is an annual plant with small oblong fruits in the form of capsules with seeds. Sesame seed color: white, yellow, brown or black. Sesame used not only in cooking, but also in medicine and cosmetology.

Composition of sesame

Sesame seeds are composed mainly of triglycerides, polyunsaturated, organic acids and saturated fatty esters of glycerol. Besides sesame contains sesamin - a natural antioxidant, which prevents the development of many diseases, reducing blood cholesterol levels. Sesame seeds are also enriched with dietary fiber, lecithin, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, calcium, amino acids, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. Substances that are present in sesame oil, prevent diseases of the joints, normalizes blood pressure, metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body.

Useful properties of sesame

Seeds and sesame oil are widely used in medicine, both in formal and in folk. For example, sesame oil is used inside the patient with hemorrhagic diathesis disease, since it improves blood clotting.

Furthermore, sesame seed oil and used in the creation of various cosmetic ointments, emulsions and creams. It has a universal property: nourishes, moisturizes and softens any area of ​​the skin, restoring the protective function of the epidermis. With the help of sesame oil can be prepared in excellent skin cream or use it as a makeup remover. It perfectly removes dirt and makeup, making the skin more smooth and well-groomed. Due to the consistency of a light sesame oil, it is used as a massage, thus improving, the state of the capillaries.


Sesame is used for the following diseases:
- For coughs, colds, sore throat and sore throat;
- Indigestion;
- For gastritis or ulcerative colitis;
- Pain in the limbs and back (grinding sesame seeds to a powder state);
- With ear diseases (buried sesame oil to relieve inflammation and pain);
- For exhaustion;
- Toothache (sesame oil).

Side effects of sesame

Before use, sesame seeds or sesame oil you should consult with a specialist, it is possible idiosyncrasy of the product or contraindications for health reasons.

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