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Sometimes we are bombarded with too much information and forget the tried-and-true.  Such is the case with blood pressure and how we treat our blood health.

Ancient cultures have known for centuries what western civilizations seem to have to relearn and what marketers and brands try to reintroduce and reinvent.

Maybe if we stuck to the tried-and-true, we would have a chance to think different thoughts, because we would know our needs and remedies well enough to know what is necessary for our blood health.

The latest trends include coconut everything, olive oil, almonds, and now, let’s reintroduce sesame oil.

he oil is also used in cooking and as an ingredient in margarine and salad dressings as well as in certain cosmetics and skin softening products. Native to Asia and Africa, sesame is primarily cultivated in India, China, Africa, and Latin America. Only the seeds and oil of the sesame plant are used for medicinal purposes

The tried and true sesame oil. For centuries a proven, tested blood pressure remedy.  2.3 tablespoons a day.

Sesame oil also has beneficial effects on the levels of triglyceride, electrolytes, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidants. In the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, a NCBI NIH study, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1942178/          found sesame oil, (and equal property substitution of sesame oil) lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure remarkably in hypertensive patients.

The results suggested that sesame oil as edible oil lowered blood pressure, decreased lipid peroxidation, and increased antioxidant status in hypertensive patients.

Replacement of sesame oil as cooking oil in hypertensive patients brought their systolic and diastolic blood pressure to normal in a statistically significant fashion. Significant reduction in body weight and body mass index also was noted. After the withdrawal of sesame oil substitution, the values rose again.

  • Anti-inflammatory– it aids in reducing inflammation because of healthy fatty acids in it.
  • Antioxidant– Sesame oil contains many antioxidants. It does not spoil quickly because of these antioxidant nutrients.
  • Anti-diabetic– relieves diabetes.
  • Hypotensive– lowers blood pressure.
  • Anti-bacterial– kills many strains of bacteria.
  • Anti-atherogenic– reduces the risk of atherosclerosis
  • Anti-depressant– lowers the state of depression.
  • DNA protection– sesame oil safeguards the DNA of body cells from damage by external factors, like radiation.
  • Anti-cancer– sesame oil has now been identified to protect and inhibit the growth of specific cancers, as we shall see later.
  • Emollient– excellent moisturizer, heals dry skin.
  • Anti-aging– sesame oil has powerful anti-aging nutrients !
  • Skin regeneration– promotes repair and regrowth of skin cells.
  • Cicatrizant– moderate wound healing property.
  • Sunscreen– sesame oil has natural SPF, although mild. It doesn’t compare to sunblocks, but it can be used in natural sunscreen formulations.
  • Anti-rheumatic– used in Ayurvedic oil formulations as base oil to infuse herbs. These are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Anti-cholesterol– improves lipid profile of people who use it.
  • Detoxifying– one of the few massage oils known to remove toxins from the body.
  • Warming– creates a warming sensation upon massage.

Sesame oil possibly has many more yet undiscovered health benefits. It can have ability to boost bone health, heal injuries and also boost longevity. Sesame oil in diet may also have regenrative effect on fat based tissues of the body, thus keeping the mind and body protected from the advances of ageing.

For the love self and blood health, get back to basics of centuries and cultures gone-by, get back to the tried and true of healing attributes from ancient foods and civilizations, sesame seed oil.

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