Sesame oil can be used for oil pulling. This is a simple Ayurvedic therapy that helps in eliminating the harmful toxins of the body and enhances immunity and is known as gandusha in Sanskrit. It is nothing but swishing 1 tablepooon of sesame oil in the mouth for 20 minutes in the morning before breakfast, on an empty stomach and spitting out the toxin-filled remains. This process helps in protecting the mouth, gums and dental health.
Abhyanga or Ayurvedic massage with sesame oil is a significant part of the Ayurvedic treatment to relieve muscular pain and tension, make the skin healthy and glowing, regularize the breathing pattern, improve blood circulation, relax the nervous system, revive the mind and relieve stress and sleeping difficulties. Massaging the head with warm sesame oil stimulates hair growth, controls dandruff, nourishes the scalp, kills the infestation of lice and eases anxiety and fatigue. Black sesame oil is a safe oil for massage of babies and children. It helps to strengthen the boxes, muscles and joints.
Nasya, applying a few drops of sesame oil in the nostrils helps in treating illnesses above the shoulders. It aids in removing the toxins from the body, alleviate stress, sinusitis, allergies, headache, cold and wrinkles. (Ref. ayurvedicoils.com)
Black sesame oil is full of antioxidants and very high in zinc and calcium, it is a rich source of omega 6 fatty acid and an be used in salad dressings.