Sesame, commonly known as benne, is a flowering plant in the family Sesamum. There are many wild relatives in Africa, but less in India. It has become widely naturalized in tropical areas all over the world and is grown for its edible, pod-shaped seeds.
HISTORY OF SESAME SEEDS:
Sesame was first planted circa 3500 BC, and by 2000 BC, it was a tradable item. Sesame seeds have long been appreciated for their nutritional value and culinary versatility. Sesame seeds were utilized medicinally by the ancient Egyptians, and early Turkish people squeezed them to produce oil The largest sesame seed importer today is Japan, which uses the seed to produce sesame oil, a staple of Japanese cuisine. China, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey, and France are other significant sesame importers.
SESAME AND IT’S TYPES:
Tanzania, Myanmar, India, and Sudan are just a few of the tropical countries where the flowering plant known as sesame, or Sesamum indicum, thrives. The oldest oil seed crop known to man is the sesame plant. The sesame plant grows well in high temperatures with full sun and needs little agricultural support, flourishing in drought-like conditions where many other crops fail to grow.
Typically, three hues of sesame seeds are offered for sale:
- The most prevalent sesame seed variety is golden or brown.
- In Europe and the Americas, white sesame seeds are typically more expensive and more widely accessible.
- Asian nations are a common source of black sesame seeds.
HISTORY OF SESAME OIL:
The Pedaliaceae(name of a plant) family includes the tall annual herb known as sesame. Sesame oil is typically used as a food ingredient and condiment, but it also has cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. It is believed that the plant, which is the earliest source of oil, began to be utilized as an essential oil thousands of years ago. For about three thousand years, China used it as food, medicine, and ink. Around 1500 years ago, the Egyptians recorded using it to relieve pain. Sesame oil is said to have been utilized for thousands of years by the Greeks and Romans for both culinary and cosmetic purposes. About 90% of the herbal oils used in Ayurvedic treatment use it as a base oil. Sesame oil is frequently employed in aromatherapy as a carrier oil for essential oils and as a massage oil.
HOW SESAME OIL IS MADE?
Sesame seeds are crushed using cold pressing, hot pressing, or toasting techniques to produce sesame oil. The best sesame oils are those that have been cold-pressed because that method best protects the oil’s properties.
BENEFITS OF APPLYING SESAME OIL ON HAIR:
Ayurvedic doctors claim that 50% of Indian women are losing hair more quickly than they used to. Sesame oil provides the much-needed nutrients for the hair follicles and shafts when it is massaged into the scalp. Good hair growth results from this. Sesame oil for hair also aids in the healing of any chemistry-related damage from treatments or hair coloring.
- Obtain some sesame oil and massage it into your scalp and hair if, despite being young, you have begun to notice grey hair. Use sesame oil on your hair to help it maintain its natural color for a long time and prevent premature greying.
- The antibacterial effects of sesame oil. It is very helpful to apply it frequently to get rid of any fungus or germs. In turn, this aids in eliminating head lice and any other issues brought on by hair contaminated with bacteria.
- Sesame oil easily penetrates the deep skin layers. It can therefore hydrate the hair and scalp from the inside. Use sesame oil on damaged hair to ensure that it is restored from the inside out because it works miracles in this regard.
- The hair can be greatly impacted by high temperatures. They drain the moisture and harm the follicles. Sesame oil application for hair aids in cooling the hot scalp and hair. It also aids in keeping the hair’s moisture in place.
- Stress can cause significant hair loss. Even by itself, oil massage relieves stress. Sesame oil’s calming characteristics can be used to massage your hair to prevent hair loss brought on by stress.
- Every morning, eat a tablespoon of these seeds. Sesame contains calcium and magnesium, which promotes faster hair development.
- Use sesame oil for hair and scalp massage. It soaks in quickly and nourishes the hair inside out.
CAN WE AVOID HAIR FALL BY USING SESAME OIL?
Yes, In a saucepan, warm three tablespoons of sesame oil. Several curry leaves should be added. When a black residue begins to accumulate around the leaves, turn off the heat and let the pan cool. From the tips to the roots, massage this into your hair. Keep doing this for 40 to 45 minutes after covering your head with a heated towel. Do this three times per week.
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