Black Sesame Seed or Sesamum indicum L,benefits and applications...
- Basic Botanical Information of Black Sesame.
- Botanical Description of Sesamum indicum.
- Constituents and Phytochemicals of Black Sesame.
- Sesame:Origin,History,Etymology and Mythology.
- Black Sesame Varieties and Grading,Qualities.
- Properties,Functions and Applications of Black Sesame.
- Modern Researches and Findings of Black Sesame.
Applications and Properties:
Beneficial Nutritions:good source of copper,manganese,calcium,tryptophan,
magnesium,iron,phosphorus,zinc,vitamin B1 (thiamin),dietary fiber.
a quarter-cup of sesame seeds supplies 74.0% of the daily value for copper, 31.6% of the DV for magnesium, and 35.1% of the DV for calcium.extremely rich in calcium, containing 85 milligrams per gram of seeds. It is also high in protein, phosphorous, iron and magnesium.This rich assortment of minerals translates into the following health benefits:
Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Supports Vascular and Respiratory Health.
Calcium Helps Prevent Colon Cancer, Osteoporosis,migraine headaches and PMS.
Zinc for Bone Health and prevent osteoporosis.
Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol.
General weakness and infirmity: a combination detailed in literature.
Dizziness due to deficient liver and kidney, and premature white hair:a combination detailed in literature.
Chronic rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose) with running nose.
Poor eye-sight and early greying of hair due to insufficiency of liver and kidney blood.
Antioxidant.Baldness or Hairloss.Longevity.
Intestines and move the bowels.
Promoting lactation and Boost Breast size.
Tonify liver and replenish kidney,
Benefit essence and blood,
Moistening dryness,relaxing bowel.
Seseme seed benefits the body as a whole, especially the liver, kidney, spleen and stomach. Its high oil content lubricates the intestines and nourishes all the internal viscera. It also blackens one's hair, especially the black sesame. Hence, it is applied to white hair, habitual constipation, and insufficient lactation. Sesame oil is also helpful in treating intestinal worms like ascaris, tapeworm, etc.
The herb Semen Sesami Nigrum(Black Sesame,Hei Zhi Ma) taste sweet and nature plain.Enter into liver,kidney,and large intestine meridians.
In the TCM system,the herb Semen Sesami Nigrum(Black Sesame,Hei Zhi Ma) is indicated for dizzy of the head and dim of sight(dizzy head and blurred eyes),tinnitus and deafness,premature graying hair,hair loss after disease,constipation due to intestinal dryness,symptoms related with liver and kidney deficiency such like dizzy of the head and tinnitus,waist and foot flaccidity,premature graying hair,skin dryness,intestinal dryness with constipation,scant breast milk,carbuncle sore eczema,infantile scrofula,burns and scalds,haemorrhoids.
In folk medicine use at Europe,the herb Sesame(Sesamum orientale) is indicated for treating constipation,especially dyschezia;external uses include removal of scabs and crust formations,for swellings,rheumatism and as a massage oil,as a laxative,etc.
Dosage:In the TCM system,the herb Semen Sesami Nigrum(Black Sesame,Hei Zhi Ma) suggested internal as decoction,9~15grams,or into pellets,powder;external proper amount as decoction wash or powder paste apply at affected area.In folk medicine use at Europe,it daily dosage is suggested 30 to 60 g for constipation,etc.
Safety and Toxicity:
Sesame seeds are not a commonly allergenic food and are not known to contain measurable amounts of goitrogen or purines. However, the hulls of sesame seeds do contain oxalates. In fact, most of the calcium found in the seed hull comes in the form of calcium oxalate. The sesame seed paste (tahini) found in grocery stores is most often made with seed kernels:the part of the sesame seed that remains after the hull has been removed. These products would generally be safe in moderate amounts on an oxalate-restricted diet. However, products containing the seed hulls might have more oxalates than desired on a low oxalate meal plan. Product labels do not always indicate whether the hulls have been removed or not. For this reason, check the color of the tahini carefully and also inquire as to its taste. Most sesame seed butters made from whole, non-hulled seeds are fairly dark in color and have a much more bitter taste than butters made from hulled sesame kernels.
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