There are number of reasons to consume sesame. It is a more natural way to keep away from health problems like Piles, Diarrhea, Skin problems, etc. Take a look below for sesame seeds benefits.
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Sesame Seeds Benefits
The oil extracted from sesame seeds is of very high medicinal quality.
It has the finest flavor and a high boiling point. This quality is important from the health point of view, for it indicates that less molecular restructuring takes place in sesame oil than any other seed oil.
Sesame Seeds Benefits in Piles
Sesame seeds are highly beneficial in the treatment of piles. They can be taken in the form of decoction or as sweet&meats. Ground to paste with water, they are given with butter for bleeding piles.
A poultice of the sesame seeds can be applied externally with beneficial results over ulcers, burns and scalds. External application of a mixture of equal parts of sesame oil and lime water is also effective in these conditions. The oil is also used as a substitute for olive oil in pharmaceutical preparations for external uses.
Black sesame seeds, as a rich source of iron, are valuable in anemia. An emulsion of the seeds is prepared by grinding and straining them after soaking them in warm water for a couple of hours. This emulsion, mixed with a cupful of milk and sweetened with jaggery, should be given to patients suffering from anemia.
Dysentery and Diarrhoea
Sesame seeds are useful in dysentery and diarrhoea. Two tablespoonfuls of the seeds should be lightly roasted on a frying pan. They should then be ground into fine powder and mixed with one tablespoon of cow’s ghee. The mass should be divided into three parts. Each part should be used with boiled goat’s milk thrice daily for six days by the patients suffering from chronic dysentery or diarrhoea. It acts as an excellent medicine in these conditions.
Sesame Seeds Benefits for Respiratory Disorders
The seeds are valuable in respiratory disorders. An infusion of sesame seeds, mixed with a tablespoonful of linseed, a pinch of common salt and a desertspoonful of honey, should be given once at night with beneficial results, in acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. It acts as an expectorant.
Crushed leaves of sesame are considered beneficial in the treatment of dandruff. A decoction made from the leaves and root is used as a hair wash. It is said to prevent premature graying of hair and promote their growth.