Ever since the vedic times sesame oil has been extensively used in Ayurveda. The sesame oil was the traditional oil of choice for daily Ayurvedic self-massage. It has been chosen for its unique characteristics that include antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also rich in linoleic acid which is especially useful in pacifying the vata dosha. When used to massage the scalp of the hair it helps to nourish and restore the natural balance and lustre of the hair.
There are several ways to use sesame oil
• The most effective and promising is, of course, messaging it all over your body for any and all skin related benefits or issues that one might have.
• It can also be used to gargle. A mouthful of the oil for a period of 2 minutes drains out the mucus and also reduces gum disease and even reduces tartar build up.
• Taking a good sniff of the oil helps clear mucus out of your sinuses and assists in smooth breathing.
Most of the Ayurvedic treatments in Kerala revolve around educating the short and long term effects of these fundamental issues. The Ayurvedic resorts in Kerala, the Ayurveda training courses in Kerala have also adopted the same. The Yoga Center in Kannur has even adopted the Panchakarma Therapy in Kerala.