SESAME OIL HERBAL OIL (SESAMUM INDICUM)The preferred base oil in Ayurveda.
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How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
16 fl oz Organic Sesame Oil. The most traditional of all oils used in Ayurveda, good for Vata and Kapha.
A massage therapist writes, "After doing Abhyanga every morning after dry brushing and hot shower, my skin felt incredibly moisturized. Being a massage therapist, I have used a myriad of different oils though, Sesame oil was never something I had thought to use for the skin. Its drag was long and smooth without leaving an oily mess or obnoxious residue that one may feel the need to wipe off. I noticed the smell to be thick, comforting and nourishing but was not overwhelming and probably unnoticeable to anyone around me. after the end of the day my legs and hands especially still felt moisturized. This is quite shocking to me as this time of year I have dry cracked skin on my hands and shins without fail. I haven't had any redness or flakiness since the second day of this practice. I'm tempted to use it on my scalp and hair as a deep conditioner. This is certainly something that I look forward to being a staple in my daily routine."
SUGGESTED USEApply warm before shower or as directed by your practitioner.
How should I use my massage oil?
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Biocharacteristics of Sesame Oil
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sesame Oil
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
SEE ALL 'TONIC' FOODS / HERBS
An herb used topically that causes dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. The skin will appear red or flushed.
SEE ALL 'RUBEFACIENT' FOODS / HERBS
An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
SEE ALL 'ANTIMICROBIAL' FOODS / HERBS
An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
SEE ALL 'BLOOD-TONIC' FOODS / HERBS
An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
SEE ALL 'LIVOTONIC' FOODS / HERBS
An herb that promotes fertility. Generally used by women who wish to become pregnant. These herbs may also help with menstrual problems of deficiency, such as amenorrhea (lack of a period).
SEE ALL 'PROMOTES-FERTILITY' FOODS / HERBS
Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
SEE ALL 'MUSCLE-TONIC' FOODS / HERBS
Foods with a Similar Nature to Sesame Oil
Sesame Oil has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Emollient, Livotonic, Promotes-fertility, Skin-tonic, Antimicrobial, Builds-semen, Galactagogue, Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Hair-growth-tonic, Nutritive, Rubefacient, Tonic
Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common
Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Rubefacient, Tonic, Bone-tonic, Galactagogue, Promotes-fertility, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic
Tahini has these Actions in Common
Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Bone-tonic, Galactagogue, Promotes-fertility, Stimulates-energy, Antimicrobial, Builds-semen
Almonds has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Bone-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Skin-tonic, Builds-semen, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy
Eggs has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Emollient, Nutritive, Tonic, Builds-semen, Hair-growth-tonic, Promotes-virility, Builds-stamina, Muscle-tonic
Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common
Livotonic, Skin-tonic, Emollient, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Hair-growth-tonic, Promotes-virility, Tonic
Ghee has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility, Emollient, Nutritive, Tonic, Livotonic, Promotes-fertility
Stinging Nettles has these Actions in Common
Bone-tonic, Hair-growth-tonic, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Blood-tonic, Galactagogue, Promotes-virility
Flower / Bee Pollen
Flower / Bee Pollen has these Actions in Common
Blood-tonic, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy
Dates (dried) has these Actions in Common
Muscle-tonic, Tonic, Galactagogue, Nutritive, Livotonic, Promotes-fertility, Blood-tonic
Honey has these Actions in Common
Emollient, Promotes-virility, Muscle-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Antimicrobial, Nutritive, Tonic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Sesame Oil
Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common
Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Blood-tonic, Tonic, Bone-tonic, Builds-semen, Builds-stamina, Galactagogue
Bala has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Builds-semen, Builds-stamina, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Builds-semen, Hair-growth-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-virility, Skin-tonic
Almond Oil has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Emollient, Hair-growth-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Tonic
Shatavari has these Actions in Common
Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Antimicrobial, Builds-semen, Galactagogue, Muscle-tonic
Bhringaraj has these Actions in Common
Skin-tonic, Tonic, Antimicrobial, Blood-tonic, Bone-tonic, Hair-growth-tonic, Livotonic
Vidari has these Actions in Common
Galactagogue, Livotonic, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive, Promotes-fertility, Tonic, Builds-semen
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Builds-stamina, Promotes-virility, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Antimicrobial, Blood-tonic, Builds-semen
Ashwagandha Arishta has these Actions in Common
Tonic, Blood-tonic, Builds-semen, Builds-stamina, Muscle-tonic, Promotes-virility
Anantamul has these Actions in Common
Builds-semen, Galactagogue, Promotes-fertility, Skin-tonic, Tonic, Blood-tonic
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common
Promotes-fertility, Promotes-virility, Tonic, Blood-tonic, Muscle-tonic, Nutritive
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Sesame Oil may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.