Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Oil

Benefits of Sesame Seeds and Oil

Sesame oil - the king of oils is the base of Shanti Body oil. It helps to strengthen the bones, muscles and joints as it contains rich amount of calcium. It has rejuvenating properties mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita.

Known as “til" oil in Sanskrit, this powerful extracted from the tiny seed is enhanced by curing the oil. Curing purifies the oil and supports absorption into the skin. Every Pure Ishvari oil is made using these traditional cooking methods. 

Additionally, powerful herbs are coked into this body oil. 

Bala - translation Strength,  Licorice - for hydration

Dashamula - robust strength in muscles and bones

Shatavari - supports in reducing collagen breakdown in skin

Tulsi - for its high vibration and balancing to other herbs in this formula 

Galanga - one of the most vata pacifying herbs

Frankincense resins rejuvenate skin cells are cooked into this cold-pressed, unrefined sesame oil. 

To practice abhyanga, you can watch this instructional video.

Sesame Salt

I treat this as a condiment. Sprinkle on salads, soups, on eggs, roasted vegetables and on toast. 


3/4 cup raw sesame seeds

1 1/2 tsp sea salt

Dry toast the seeds in a small skillet on medium low heat. Stir frequently till they change color to a light brown shade. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Place the seeds in a mortar and pestle in two batches and add the salt. Coarsely grind and store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

It is important to grind the seeds, which will make it easier to breakdown and digest. 

Steamed Vegetables


1/2 cup chopped zucchini

1/2 cup chopped green cabbage

1/2 cup chopped broccoli

1 small carrot

One tsp sesame oil Sea salt and pepper for seasoning

Fill a pot with 2 oz of water and place the steaming basket with the vegetables on top. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Once the water boils, the vegetables will take about 7-9 minutes to steam. Remove the vegetables from the steamer and drizzle with sesame oil and a small amount of sea salt and pepper. Serve immediately. 




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