Sesame oil benefits include it's ability to nourish dry skin, increase blood circulation, and promote healing. Also known as "gingelly oil", it is a popular massage therapy oil in Ayurvedic massage treatments.
Highly regarded as a sacred oil for healing, sesame oil has been used in India for centuries to promote health and well-being in many cultures and for all ages. It is used in many forms, as oil, powder and paste.
Known for it's anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, this oil is used to treat skin disorders and fungi such as athletes foot, staphylococcus, psoriasis, eczema, and streptococcus.
Sesame oil is often used as a massage therapy oil because it is a natural antioxidant, penetrating deep into the tissues and neutralizing oxygen radials in the body.
Used often in most types of Ayurvedic massage, sesame oil helps to calm the mind and promote a very deep state of relaxation. It is used as a base oil for many herbal oils.
The pouring of a stream (or drip) of sesame oil over the forehead continuously for a specific period is called Shirodhara. This treatment is known to provide a deep relaxation and improve blood circulation in the scalp.
Used as a vegetable oil, this oil is high in Vitamin E, but also contains Vitamins A, K, and B6, as well as minerals of magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, and calcium, all needed nutrients for our bodies as we age.
It is high in mono- and polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs), which are known to lower cholesterol. And, it is also low in saturated fats, which are the kind of fats that are bad for you.
Now, there are also reports that sesame oil may actually help to lower high blood pressure or hypertension.
Always use an unrefined, Cold-Pressed, Extra Virgin Sesame oil for the best results and greatest benefits of massage therapy.
Kevala Organic Sesame Oil is a highly rated brand that provides a rich, luxurious touch for any massage therapy treatment, while also providing one of the best sesame oil benefits - nourishment for the skin.