Gergelim & Baru (with Rosehips)
Be Young Essential Oils
Sesame oil may have antioxidant properties as a result of the presence of sesame lignans, such as sesamin and sesamolin, which may have a synergistic effect with tocopherols and subsequent enhancement of vitamin E activity. It is this effect that is thought to offer benefit in cardiovascular disease risk, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, cancer, and immune system disorders. Chemopreventive properties of lignans have been shown in vitro.
Sesamin, a lignan constituent of sesame, has shown antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, and anticancer activities in animal and in vitro research. Lignans have also been shown to be phytoestrogens (plant compounds that exert estrogenic or female hormonal effects). The antibacterial and antidiabetic effects of sesame oil have also been studied in vitro, animal, and early human study.
Some who practice traditional and alternative medicines believe that topical application of sesame oil alleviates symptoms of anxiety, nerve and bone disorders, poor circulation, lowered immunity, bowel problems, and skin dryness.
Rose hips have traditionally been used to treat and prevent respiratory infections, gallstones, and ulcers. They have also been used to treat inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, and as a tonic for the stomach and the kidneys.