Sesame Oil Benefits

You may have seen the section on the site where I have a list of recommended

self help products. On the list are a number of Chinese herbal oils and liniments which are great for all sorts of reasons like sore muscles, headache, blocked sinuses, insect bites and more. I've been using them for well over 20 years.

Sesame oil is another oil I use often - not just for cooking - and you may well already have some in your kitchen. Get a bottle if you don't have any - I highly recommend it for the following reasons:

1. To rub on tight, sore muscles. Some of the Chinese herbal oils and liniments aggravate your skin if you use them too often. When this happens I switch to sesame oil for a few days.

2. To soften rough, dry skin.

3. To soften hair and stop dry, flaking, itchy scalp. Sesame oil is also reported to darken graying hair but I cannot verify this.

4. To moisten the intestines and move the bowels. Mix 35ml of sesame oil and 65g of honey into a glass of hot water and drink at night before bed and first thing in the morning.

There are also many other uses of sesame oil and you should always use the best you can buy, i.e. 100% pure, organic, cold-pressed sesame oil.

As always, any questions let me know.


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Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in professional practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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