Ayurveda says that Sesame oil improves moistness of tissues and strengthens them. It balances vata dosha and is very beneficial for skin and hair. It softens skin, reduces itching and heals skin fast
About Sesame Oil
Sesame seed oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. Sesame oil is mentioned in the Vedas, (the Vedas is a large body of texts originating in ancient India) as excellent for humans. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens. Research shows that sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. In the tissues beneath the skin, this oil will neutralize oxygen radicals. It penetrates the skin quickly and enters the blood stream through the capillaries. Molecules of sesame seed oil maintain good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). It is a cell growth regulator and slows down cell growth and replication. On the skin, oil soluble toxins are attracted to sesame seed oil molecules which can then be washed away with hot water and a mild soap. Internally, the oil molecules attract oil soluble toxins and carry them into the blood stream and then out of the body as waste.
Sesame Oil in Ayurveda
Sesame oil is also known as tila taila in Ayurveda. Ayurveda scholars eulogize the medicinal properties of this oil. This oil is mainly used as base oil in preparation of ayurvedic oils for various diseases.
The medicinal properties of sesame oil have been explained as follows, in texts of Ayurveda.
This oil improves moistness of tissues and is very beneficial for skin and hair. It strengthens the tissues and balances vata dosha. When this oil is processed with medicinal herbs it can cure any disease.
How to Use Sesame Oil in Psoriasis ?
There are many ayurvedic oils for psoriasis which are prepared by processing sesame oil with healing herbs. Even they use this oil in manufacturing of ayurvedic soaps for psoriasis and ayurvedic creams for psoriasis.
This oil can be used as massage oil 30 minutes before taking bath. Sesame oil can be used to massage body and scalp. It soothes skin, reduces dryness of scalp , prevents hair loss and aids hair growth. When this oil is processed with herbs like Wrightia Tincotria (Shwet Kutaj), Pongamia Pinnata , Neem etc, its psoriasis healing properties increases.
Mix small amount of coconut oil or castor oil with sesame oil (1:2) and add few drops of vetiver essential oil and tea tree oil, rub this combination on the scaly patches to soften the area. It helps to soften the skin.
If you have severe itching on psoriatic patches, melt few pellets of beeswax in sesame oil and allow it to cool. Apply this cream on the affected area and massage gently. For this you can mix few drops of pure neem oil
A gentle massage with sesame oil for 2-3 minutes, then apply aloe-vera gel on the affected area. It helps to reduce redness and scaling associated with psoriasis.
Mix sesame oil with turmeric (Benefits of Turmeric (curcumin) in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) powder, apply on the affected area. It helps to relieve the infection. You can also use turmeric creams which have sesame oil as base.
Mix capsaicin powder along with sesame oil, and apply on the affected area. Capsaicin helps to reduce inflammation, redness and scaling associated with psoriasis.
Cooking –Use sesame oil while cooking, it helps to burn the extra fat and reduce obesity.
Sesame oil is valued in Ayurveda because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used in beauty treatments for the skin because it is an excellent moisturizer, promotes regeneration of healthy skin, has anti-aging properties, and is considered to be a natural SPF.
You can use dead sea salt as scrub for psoriasis while taking bath , to remove oil from skin.
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