Black Sesame oil, regarded in India as the ‘Queen of Oils’, is a versatile oil that can be used in cooking and for skin and hair-care. This black sesame
oil is wild-crafted and sustainable and is cold-press extracted, for the preservation of its natural qualities.
Uses: Massage, body works, hair, and scalp care, cooking, frying, salad dressings.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
1. A staple ingredient in Asian cooking and Ayurvedic medicine, the black sesame seed oil is an amazing kitchen cure. This cold-pressed black sesame seed oil
has endless applications.
2. Black sesame oil is richer than milk in calcium and magnesium. It strengthens your bones, teeth, and nails.
3. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances sesamin and sesamolin lower cholesterol thus reducing atherosclerosis and heart disease. A 2006 study in the Yale Journal of Biological Medicine showed that sesame seed oil reduces blood pressure due to its peptides that act as angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitors.
4. Sesame’s lignans also protect against DNA damage caused by radiation. Hence black sesame oil on our skin or internally can counter high exposure to electromagnetic energy such as screens emit.
5. This powerful seed protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays thus preventing pigmentation and wrinkles.
6. Rubbed on a baby’s bottom it provides a barrier against nappy rash and dry skin. Similarly, it gives a soothing shield when applied before swimming in chlorine
or dealing with dry, cold weather.
7. Traditionally used to massage babies daily it proved to improve a baby’s growth and post-massage sleep more than other oils according to a study published
in the Indian Journal of Medical Research in 2000.
8. The copper content in black sesame seeds can prevent and relieve arthritis. Black sesame seed oil’s high iron also alleviates anaemia.
9. This super seed is proposed to counter cancer as it has the highest phytosterol content of all nuts and seeds.
10. Swilling sesame oil around your mouth is an ancient technique to improve teeth and gums. Clinical research now confirms that it compares favourably to chemical mouthwash chlorhexidine in improving plaque-induced gingivitis and that it’s capable growth associated with oral plaque formation.
11. Smear sesame oil around your nostrils to ease allergies.
12. Sesame seed is a superfood that increases longevity with its free radical scavenging action found to be twenty times more powerful than melatonin.
13. Savour this time-treasured seed as it was through history. Ancient Babylonian women consumed sesame and honey halva for beauty and Roman soldiers ate it for energy. Sesame was worth its weight in gold in the middle ages. Today we’re lucky to enjoy this affordable elixir with unbeatable benefits.
What does wild-crafted mean?
Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural habitat. Ethical considerations are always involved, such as protecting endangered species. This means the source plants are uncultivated, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas. They are harvested in a sound, ethical, and sustainable manner also, without the use of chemicals. When wildcrafting is done sustainably with proper respect, generally only the fruit, flowers, or branches from plants are taken and the living plant is left, or if it is necessary to take the whole plant, seeds of the plant are placed in the empty hole from which the plant was taken. Care is taken to only remove a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.