5 benefits of sesame oil

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Its nutrients make it an ally for both cooking and health. Discover the many virtues of sesame oil.

The oil made from sesame seeds is rich in antioxidants, vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9, as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and copper.

Its nutrients are not only beneficial when used in cooking, sesame oil works wonders in cosmetics or as part of massage. Here are its most interesting virtues.

Sesame oil, a formidable ally in the kitchen

Used cold in salads or to cook in hot meals, sesame oil is rich in good polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that help lower blood cholesterol levels. People who like its very pronounced flavor will treat themselves to a few drops at the end of cooking.

When cooking, it is primarily unroasted sesame seed oil, but there are some roasted sesame seed oils that have a more intense flavor.

The benefits of sesame oil massages

Sesame oil quickly penetrates under the skin and deeply nourishes it. Therefore, it is an excellent massage oil that keeps the skin supple and elastic, protects it from germs and accelerates healing. In babies, it helps reduce the risk of irritation in the buttocks.

To give yourself a moment of well-being before going to bed, apply a teaspoon of sesame oil on your feet, massage, put on socks to avoid dirtying the sheets and enjoy your night.

Sesame oil for good dental hygiene

By making a mouthwash with sesame oil, you reduce the rate of bacteria by 85% and thus reduce the risk of gingivitis.

In the morning on an empty stomach, even before drinking water, take 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and rub it between your teeth from top to bottom and from right to left for 20 minutes.

The oil quickly turns thick and whitish, a sign that toxins in the mouth have clumped together. Do not buy it! After about 20 minutes, spit out the oil and rinse your mouth with water. Not only will you eliminate most of the toxins and bacteria present in your mouth, but you will also maintain a feeling of freshness and cleanliness for a long time.

Sesame oil: helps with constipation

In times of constipation, sesame oil is a great ally. Used in conjunction with other dietary measures (drinking water and eating fiber), it helps the digestive system return to normal. One tablespoon in the morning or at night is enough to lubricate the intestine and relieve constipation.

The benefits of sesame oil for hair

To make your hair shine without the use of chemicals, opt for sesame oil. Its essential nutrients will protect the hair fiber and the scalp, thus limiting the appearance of dandruff and hair loss.

In children, it is a formidable weapon against lice. Soak your hair in sesame oil, massaging your head, let it sit for 30 minutes and rinse well with warm water and shampoo.

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