Almost all the ayurvedic texts have stated sesame to be capable of curing the tridoshas. Sesame is sweet, bitter, hot and oily. Black, white and red sesame are the three types of sesame found. Scientists say that the white sesame has medium medicinal value. Red sesame is ordinary and black sesame is best.
Sesame contains a lot of fat. If a person eats 100 grams of sesame then he will get the required amount of calcium. 100 gm sesame contains 1.5 gm calcium, 5.5 gm phosphorous, and 10 gm iron. Sesame contains Vitamin B complex also. The substance called lecithin found in sesame is beneficial for the brain. Consumption of sesame improves the sexual capacity. It increases the sperm. According to Saint Charak, sesame oil is strengthening and beneficial for the skin. Massaging with sesame oil is beneficial in case of joint pain and swelling. It is said to be useful in case of ear pain, headache. During winters the skin becomes dry, rough and cracks and sometimes itching also occurs. In this case massaging the body with sesame oil is very beneficial.
Sesame Home remedies:
Sesame is used for festivals, sacrificial fires and other auspicious ceremonies. It is used to prepare delicious dishes. It is also used as a home remedy for various problems.
Sesame is beneficial for the teeth and strengthens them. Take 10 gm of sesame and chew it slowly.
It is also beneficial for the uterus. Grind the sesame and add it in sesame oil, heat it slightly. Apply this near the navel area slowly. If there is pain in the uterus due to cold, it subsides.
Sesame is also beneficial in case of dandruff. Massage the scalp with sesame oil for 30 minutes and cover the head with a hot towel (soaked in hot water and squeezed). Repeat this for five minutes. Dandruff is removed within few days.
In case of excessive urination during winters and itching sensation eat fresh Gajak made with sesame and jaggery. This is effective in this case.
In case of bleeding dysentery, add five gm sesame, 10 gm unrefined sugar and 20 gm goat milk. It will control this complaint.
In case of acne and pimples, burn the sesame oil cake in cow urine. Apply the lep on acne and pimples.
Soak sesame in a sufficient amount of water, grind them after 30 minutes and add one spoon butter and two spoons sugar candy. The patients of bleeding piles should take this medicine twice daily.
In case of stomachache, grind the sesame and make a big ball, roast it on the pan and rotate it hot on the stomach. This subsides the stomach pain, however severe it may be.
Children who urinate in the bed and have the habit to pass urine on the bed, they should be given Revadi or Gajak made with sesame twice daily to get rid of this problem.
Add sesame oil and turmeric powder in milk and heat it slightly, apply this paste on the face everyday regularly. This makes the skin smooth and soft and also removes pimples.
Sesame is beneficial in case of evacuation of humors. Add sesame and Gokharu in equal quantities and mix it in milk. Boil it and sieve. Drink it regularly to cure this problem. Consume it depending on the condition of the body.
Soak the sesame oil cake in little bit off water and heat it. Apply this paste on the sprain area. This gives relief from pain.
Sesame cures mental weakness and strengthens the health. Add sesame and jaggery in equal quantities and eat the laddus with milk. This cures mental weakness and tension.
Add sesame, barley and unrefined sugar. This controls the bleeding occurring during pregnancy.
In case of arthritis, knee pain and other vata related problems, add ginger juice in sesame oil and boil till ginger juice burns out completely. Sieve the remaining oil and store it in a bottle. Massage the painful area with this oil.
In case of chronic constipation, mix sesame, butter and sugar candy and eat it. This is also beneficial in case of piles.
Incase of piles caused due to vata, chew two spoons of black pepper and drink cold water over it. Regular consumption of this medicine cures piles.
Take 15 gm each of black pepper and unrefined sugar, grind it and make lassi with raw cow milk. This is good to cure gonorrhea.
Grind 70 gm black sesame and soak it in water for 24 hours. Sieve it in the morning and give it to a pregnant lady. This helps in easy delivery.
Take two parts of sesame and one part of thymol seeds and grind it. Take 6 gm of this medicine regularly. This cures the problem of disease in which the humors are evacuated through urine.
Fistula in the anus is a very painful disease. Roast the sesame and grind it coarsely in milk. Apply this lep on the painful area for early recovery.
In case of dry cough, sesame is very beneficial. If the cough is due to cold then take four to five black pepper spoons of and same amount of sesame. Boil it in one glass of water till it reduces to half the quantity. Drink it thrice daily, this gives good results within two to three days.
Sesame is beneficial even in case of dental diseases. Chew 50 gm sesame twice daily. This controls shaking teeth, dental weakness and other problems. Sesame contains sufficient amount of calcium hence it is beneficial for teeth.
Burn sesame on fire and make a chutney with water, apply on the burnt area; this reduces the burning sensation due to burns.
Store the dew drops found on the white sesame flowers. Pour two to three drops of these drops in the eye. This cures itching sensation, heat, reddishness, burning sensation and other problems.
Take 100 gm sesame oil and add 200 gm of neem leaves juice, cook it on low flame. When the rasa burns out and the oil remains, sieve it and store it. Apply this oil oh head, to cure dandruff and hair loss. This is effective in case of psoriasis and boils on the scalp.
Add three garlic cloves in two spoons of sesame oil and cook it on oil. When the garlic burns remove it from flame. Take out the garlic and massage the painful area due to sprain with this oil.
The small rapeseed plants are eaten in the form of vegetables. Its oil is used for cooking vegetables and for massaging the body. Grind the rapeseeds and use them as a pack for the body. It is used especially in the winter season to enhance beauty and health. It contains special medicinal qualities, which should be used in every household.
Grind the rapeseeds and apply the lep on the body to reduce swelling.
In case of wind related problems apply rapeseed oil on the navel and massage the left and right sides of the stomach to get rid off the problem
Soak cotton in swallowwort plant’s milk (medicinal plant) and let it dry. Then soak it in oil and make kajal. Fill this kajal on the wound for quick healing.
In case of shifting of navel, pour two to three drops of rapeseed oil in the navel and lie down or soak the cotton in rapeseed oil and keep it on the navel. It is also useful in the case of hip pain, depression, headache, respiratory problem, cough, and wind related diseases.
Massage the whole body during winters in case of tiredness and sleeplessness. This removes the dryness of the skin, applies the oil on the soles at bedtime, controls numbness of the leg and relieves the tiredness. This gives sound sleep and improves eyesight.
If the breasts are sagging, massage the breasts with rapeseed oil to make them stiff and healthy.
Put the rapeseeds in milk and boil till the whole milk is burnt. After this dry the rapeseeds and grind it. Apply the pack on the whole body to give a glowing and shining skin.
Add rock salt in rapeseed oil and brush the teeth with this powder to strengthen the loose teeth and bleeding gums. This gives shining and sparkling teeth and stops tooth decay.
In case of arthritis, add camphor in rapeseed oil and massage the affected areas to get rid off this problem.
Rapeseed oil is also beneficial in ear problems. Pour four to five drops of rapeseed oil in the ears everyday. This cures the ear pain caused due to wind.
Pour a few drops of rapeseed oil in both the nostrils twice daily to cure cold and catarrh. It is also beneficial in case of migraine and dryness in the nose. This also prevents occurrence of wounds and boils inside the nose.
Grind the rapeseeds and lick the paste with honey for immediate relief in case of phlegm related problems. This controls cough within few days.
Heat the rapeseed oil and pour it in the ears to cure ear pain, deafness and sore throat. This also removes worms inside the ear. If there is wax inside the ear that also comes out easily.
Rapeseed is also beneficial in burns. If any part of the body has suffered burn injuries, apply this burnt oil on that part to prevent boil formation and to control burning sensation.
Apply rapeseed oil on the lips before taking bath to prevent cracking and dryness of lips, they remain soft forever.
It is beneficial in case of sleeplessness, cough, seminal problems, respiratory problems and cholera. The linseed oil is used for cooking just like rapeseed oil.
Grind the linseeds and sieve the powder, boil it in water. Then add 20 gm sugar candy (during winters in honey) and take it for immediate benefit in cough and respiratory problems.
Take equal quantities of linseed powder and unrefined sugar and half part pure ghee. Take one spoon thrice daily to strengthen the body. It cures the seminal problems and helps become capable for reproduction.
In case of vata and kapha problems, take black pepper powder, honey and linseed powders. Add all the things and make small pills. Take four pills twice daily. Do not drink water till one hour after taking pills. Do not eat anything either.
In case of insomnia, take equal quantities of linseed and castor oil, mix it in a bronze plate and beat it nicely. Apply this in the eyes, to get good sleep.
Take 5 gm whole linseeds and keep them in a silver or bronze bowl. Add 40 gm of water. Sieve it after 12 hours and drink it. Drink this water twice daily to cure cough and related pain.
Take five to six grams of linseed powder add 50 gm of hot water. This water is very beneficial in case of cholera. Give this water to cholera patients regularly.
Groundnut is very nutritious. It is very tasty as well. Roasted and unroasted, groundnuts are used for making delicious dishes. They are tasty, nutritious and contain medicinal qualities.
Eat roasted groundnuts in small quantity in case of diabetes for special benefit.
In case of physical weakness, add groundnuts in Kichdi, fried rice and other dishes for easy bowel movement and overcoming tiredness.
Chew few groundnuts everyday with salt. This strengthens the gums and upper jaw.
If mothers do not get sufficient milk for feeding the child, they should eat groundnuts regularly.
During winter the skin becomes dry and rough. Take little groundnut oil, milk and rose water, mix all the things and massage the body with this oil. Take bath after 20 minutes. This keeps the skin soft and smooth.