Sesame seeds also known as Til, are mainly grown for its seed and oil. It is packed with various nutrients and fibre and can be beneficial to add to your daily diet. Sesame seeds can be consumed roasted, crushed or sprinkled over salads.
Sesame seeds and Sesame seed oil can be used for cooking and might be useful in managing cholesterol as it helps maintain the level of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood. Sesame seeds also help reduce blood glucose levels due to its anti-diabetic activity.
As per Ayurveda, consuming raw Sesame seeds helps to correct the digestive fire by reducing Ama due to its Ushna nature.
Sesame seed oil helps in the management of arthritic pain and inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Massaging your joints with Sesame seed oil reduces the pain and inflammation. Sesame seed oil is beneficial for the skin and applying it on the face overnight makes skin soft and tightens it due to the presence of antioxidants. Its application also promotes wound healing due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It should be noted that Sesame seeds/oil or its supplements may cause allergic reactions in some people. So, it is advisable to consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction after consuming Sesame seeds.
Sesame seeds : Sesamum indicum, Gingelly-oil Seeds, Tila, Teel, Tili, Simmasim, Tall, Accheellu, Ellu, Nuvvulu, Kunjad