For thousands of years in India, sesame oil has found many uses, let’s look at some of the ways in which sesame oil has been in use in India.
Extracted from unpolished white sesame seeds, this oil is in pure cold pressed.
Virgin and cold pressed extracted on wooden churner.
Wooden churner maintains temperature in overall process and keeps fatty acid bonds in the oil intact.
- Sesame Oil contains an antioxidant named sesamol (National centre for biotechnology information – sesamol) which has huge potential as an anti ageing cream because it helps in keeping the skin cells rejuvenated and healthy.
- Our ancestors somehow knew about the anti bacterial benefits of sesame oil and hence it was used for a massage before sleeping which will protect the skin from any kinds of infections
- Sesame oil is like the Indian counterpart of Olive Oil and it lends a distinct flavour to your dishes.
- Sesame oil is used as a natural preservative in pickles due to it’s natural antimicrobial properties.
For lighting lamps:
- Lighting a ghee lamp is the most auspicious but after ghee sesame oil is considered to be the most sacred oil to light a lamp with.
With so many material and spiritual benefits, sesame oil is truly a gift from the gods but these benefits are intact and available only when you use cold pressed sesame oils. Let’s move towards a happier healthier tomorrow by switching to cold pressed oils today.