TIL: The Ultimate Healer

By : Godoctr Team    Posted : 25-02-2016    3403    4    Like
TIL: The Ultimate Healer

Til or sesame has been known for its healing properties since decades. The oil is extracted from til seeds and is used in medicine, food and cosmetics. It has gained popularity in the recent years not because it is cheap to extract but also because of the large number of benefits it has. Let’s have a closer look at its benefits:


It is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense ingredient foods being used. It contains enormous amounts of vitamins and minerals. The oil has the ability to penetrate deep into the skin and nourish and detox the deepest layers of skin tissues. It contains Vitamin K which is crucial for clotting of the blood. It is also preferable for cooking as compared to other oils owing to its high smoke point and stability. It also helps in keeping the skin and liver healthy.       

Sesame oil has several uses in the modern life:

1.      SKIN

It helps in bringing down swelling in the skin tissues and prevents redness. Since the oil is enhanced by medicinal herbs, it can heal skin infections. Sesame oil also contains zinc, which is one of the most important minerals for the skin. It can prevent skin inflammation, premature aging, spots and fungal diseases of the skin.

2.      HAIR

Sesame oil has been traditionally used to improve the health of hair. Sesame contains magnesium and calcium which help in good scalp health and prevent thinning of hair. It can help darkening hair color and prevent hair loss. A til oil scalp massage twice a week can prevent dry scalp, hair infections and lice infections. White sesame seeds also help in proper and fast hair growth.

3.      TEETH

The powerful anti-bacterial effects of sesame oil help in boosting dental health. It is recommended by dentists for its effective process of oil pulling which involves putting some til oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes and swishing it before rinsing with warm water. This process helps in pulling out bacteria and dental infections from the teeth and gums. Doing this once in a week for six weeks can help treat several dental problems.


Sesame seeds contain iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, manganese and vitamin B etc. which are an ideal remedy for arthritis. To get best results, soak some black sesame seeds in water overnight and consume them with the same water the next day. It also helps to get rid of joint pains associated with arthritis.


Sesame oil is known to cure chronic sinusitis. Put 2-3 drops of sesame oil in each nostril and then inhale to allow the oil to reach the sinuses, where it helps to heal the infection and kapha accumulation.

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