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Sesame Oil and Its Healing Benefits!

Updated: Jun 13, 2020


One of the ancients selfceare ritual In india is the use of sesame oil.

In abhyanga (self-massage) is an primordial part of daily selfcare routine in Ayurveda. It’s the best oil for balancing Vata dosha, but also can be used sparingly for pacifying Pitta and Kapha.


The use of Sesame oil for mouth swish is recommended for warding off infections.


Some of the innumerable benefits are:

  1. Sesame oil used daily is wonderful for reducing stress and tension, nourishing the nervous system, by preventing nervous disorders

  2. It helps to relieve stress and fatigue

  3. It promotes strength and vitality.

  4. Patients that used daily have reported higher resiliency to stress and feeling generally stronger.

  5. It increases energy and ability to fight better infection.

  6. The rejuvenating properties of sesame oil ease pain as well as muscle spasm, such as sciatica, colic and pms pain.

  7. The high content present in the sesame oil seeds has its reputation for slowing the aging process and increasing longevity

  8. Regular oiling of the skin restores moisture, keeping soft, flexible and youthful.

  9. It also lubricates the body internally, specially the joints and bowels. It eases symptoms of dryness, such us irritating coughs, cracking joints and hard stools.

10. It contains linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid, and this may help to explain its benefits to the brain and nervous system.

11. It helps prevent toxins from accumulating in the system and help them to drain to the gut for elimination.

12. It stimulates antibody production and stimulates immunity.

13. It has anti-cancer properties and it has shown to inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma.





Monica Daza-Stephan | Ayurveda & Yoga Therapist | Phone: 416-275-9141 |Email info@yogafymylife.com


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