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Black Seasame Oil, 500mls

Ayurvedic Oils (Abhyanga/Massage), Body Care, Oils

Botanical name: Sesamum indicum
Other names: Tila oil
Family: Pedaliaceae
Part used: Seed
Taste (Rasa): Bitter (tikta), astringent (kasaya), sweet (madhur), pungent (katu)
Characteristic (guna): Heavy (guru), unctuous (snighda)
The fault, the imbalance of the elements (dosa): Pacifies vata
Action (karma): Treats dry constipation, helps to strengthen weak lungs, useful source of calcium for bones, teeth and hair.  Used internally and externally for dry skin, benefits eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, increases strength, memory and fertility, used for dental health and wound healing, nourishes all the seven tissues (dhatus) of the body.
Dose: Depends on use, see below.
Contraindications: None known.

Black sesame oil, called “tila” oil in Sanskrit, has reportedly been known since Vedic time.  The ancient Ayurvedic scholar Caraka, in his well-known treatise on Ayurveda, claims that it is the best of all oils.  Sesame oil is the traditional oil of choice for abhyanga, the daily Ayurvedic self-massage.

Black sesame oil is rich in vitamin E (potent antioxidant), iron, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin B6, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper, dietary fiber and flavonoids phenolic antioxidants.


$25.00 for 500mls


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.


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.

Black Sesame Oil 500ml

SKU: SO500
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