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Health Benefits of Sesame

– Sesame is beneficial for nerves and brain cells.

– It helps keep the blood fluid, and is recommended for persons with cardiovascular disease.

– Don’t use too much sesame seed oil for cooking since it contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, suspected of causing cancer.

– Sesame seeds are thought to regulate pituitary, pineal and sex gland functions.

– They are also considered to be an aphrodisiac: grind 10 grams (about half an ounce) of sesame seeds in a mortar and pestle and mix with honey; taken 4 times a day, the preparation is supposed to enhance male virility and regularize menstruation.

– Pregnant women should not eat a lot of sesame since it increases the risk of miscarriage.

– In India ground sesame seed paste is applied to cuts, burns and skin ulcers.

– Sesame stimulates digestion and intestinal functions.

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