Sesame in Ayurveda: Mighty Health Benefits

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of wellness, still used after 5000 years. Ayurveda customizes recommendations to individuals, divided into three categories: vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth). And sesame, originating in sub-tropical climates, is an important part of this mighty medicinal and nutritional heritage.

The creamy goodness is especially grounding and calming for the vata, or “air” type of person. The hearty seed is also prescribed to help with insomnia, constipation, immune boosting, bone and cell growth, healthy hair and a host of other issues.

As a paste, sesame’s benefits become all the more bio-available, because the grinding of the seed helps break it down for the body. In Ayurveda chewing the raw seed is good for tooth and gum health and sesame oil is used in Ayurvedic massage for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

So enjoy the delicate flavor of our favorite super-seed, and enjoy mighty radiant health!