Food And Nutrition

Sesame: healing properties and benefits

Sesame seeds contain carbohydrates, proteins and mineral salts (calcium, potassium, selenium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc). Sesame seeds are also an excellent source of amino acids, among which glycine, glutamic acid, arginine, leucine and aspartic acid.


In addition to vitamins, Sesame seeds are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, namely oleic and linoleic acid. All these substances provide different healing properties to sesame. Let’s see more closely what are all the benefits that the Sesame can bring to our body.

Sesame: heart protector
The Omega 3 fatty acid present in sesame seeds exerts an essential function of protecting the heart and in general, the entire cardiovascular system. Sesame oil and rice bran, as part of a diet are able to have positive effects against hypertension and high cholesterol levels. This will remain under control two risk factors in determining cardiac events and strokes. Thanks to its content of antioxidants and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, sesame can be included among the most important foods for heart health.

Sesame: protector of bone
The minerals contained in sesame seeds also have benefits on the body. The calcium, for example, is essential for strengthening bones and preventing osteoporosis, reason why it is advisable to include the Sesame as part of the diet to prevent this disease, which affects more women. The phosphorus, potassium and magnesium are very important to encourage the development and growth, so the sesame should be present in the children diet.

Nor should we forget the health effects of zinc and selenium: protection against infections and against the effects of free radicals.

Sesame: protector of the immune system
Sesame is very important to strengthen the immune system, especially when it comes to situations of convalescence or fatigue. Sesame seeds have proved to be an excellent tonic for platelets and hemoglobin.

If headache, nausea or vomiting, menstrual pain or gastric disorders, sesame manages to balance body functions, improving our overall well-being.

Sesame: healing properties for the skin, nervous system and burns
The healing properties of sesame are really many, and affect all parts of our body. Sesame contributes to curing skin diseases such as, hemorrhagic purple. In addition, sesame has proven to be a good reliever for ailments that affect the nervous system. It is very useful in the treatment of spleen problems, healing of wounds, burns or in cases of hypothermia.