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6 Great Uses for Sesame Oil

 Of all the oils available for purchase, such as olive oil, canola oil or sunflower oil, there is one type of oil that is often tossed aside, and that’s sesame oil. Not many people know that sesame oil has several advantages and uses that other types of oils don’t, but today this is about to change. In the following article, you’ll learn about 6 different and particularly effective uses of sesame oil, which will make you understand why every home should have this essential ingredient.sesame oil

1. Put babies to sleep

In a study that was conducted in the pediatrics department of Delhi’s University College of Medical Sciences, it was found that sesame oil improves blood flow in babies and helps them fall asleep easier.

How to use it:

After making sure your baby isn’t allergic to sesame and its byproducts, Rub baby’s feet with the oil before bedtime.

2. Improve oral hygiene 

Many dentists recommend using sesame oil to keep the oral cavity healthy. The oil helps whiten teeth, remove plaque, prevents cavities, and protects the mouth from bacteria that is harmful to the gums and teeth. 

How to use it:

All you have to do is take a tablespoon of the oil and pull it through your oral cavity by swishing it in your mouth. Do so for 10 seconds then spit the oil out. sesame oil

3. Reduce stress and depression 

The tyrosine in sesame was found to be a mood enhancer in a study conducted at the University of Albany in New York. This is because it increases serotonin production, the hormone the affects mood and lifts spirits. 

How to use it:

Use the oil to massage the temples every time you feel a decline in mood. 

4. Protect your skin from the sun and wrinkles

Unlike other oils that people often rub on their bodies to tan, sesame oil actually protects the skin from sun damage. In addition, it also helps prevent wrinkles, thus helping the skin stay young and healthy. 

How to use it:

Rub the oil on your body when you’re on the beach or at the pool. Just know that it washes away quickly in the water, and therefore, should be applied again after swimming.sesame oil

5. Add a nutty taste to your dish

Sesame oil is usually used in Chinese and Korean cuisine, and aside from the fact that it adds a nutty flavor to foods, it has a high smoke point. This means that it can be used to cook foods at high temperatures without burning and releasing free radicals.

How to use it:

Fry your favorite foods in sesame oil and store it in the refrigerator so that its quality isn’t destroyed – if you don’t use it often. 

6. Prevent constipation 

If regardless of your high fiber and water intake you still suffer from constipation, sesame oil can help lubricate your intestines and allow for an easier exit passage.

How to use it:

Drink a tablespoon of sesame oil in the morning and at night, or two tablespoons at night, in order to help your body release waste easier. 

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