Revered in Ayurveda for it's healing properties, black sesame oil is the traditional oil of choice for abhyanga (daily self massage). It is rich in linoleic acid, and has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is especially beneficial for pacifying Vata*. It is very nourishing, and prevents the skin from getting excessively dry. Sesame oil can be a very versatile ally in your efforts toward better health.
*Vata is considered the leader of the three Ayurvedic Principles in the body and it is therefore very important to keep Vata in good balance. Vata governs all movement in the mind and body. It controls blood flow, elimination of wastes, breathing and the movement of thoughts across the mind.