VVS GINGELLY OIL
VVS Sesame Gingelly Oil is a vegetable oil and is derived from sesame seeds. Besides being used as cooking oil in South India, sesame oil is often used to enhance flavour and as salad dressing in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian cuisine.
Nutrient-rich sesame oil is popularly used in alternative medicine, like traditional massages and treatments to the modern-day beauty products. It is one of the lesser known vegetable oils. However, is in fact one of the healthiest alternatives to normal vegetable oil options.
VVS Sesame Gingelly Oil is natural and has plenty of health benefits. Above all, they are rich in essential nutrients and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin B1. Therefore, its antibacterial properties is a natural cure for common skin pathogens, Athlete’s foot fungi etc.
Diabetes & Cancer Prevention
As heart diseases are usually caused by free radicals and oxidative stress, the sesamol in it is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, known to be beneficial in battling heart diseases and artherosclerosis.
Sesame oil is proven to protect against harmful UV radiation. Sesame oil resists 30% of UV rays, while coconut, peanut, olive and cottonseeds oils block only around 20%.
Bones & Oral Health
The high content of both Zinc and Calcium in Sesame Oil is a powerful tool to combat osteoporosis. With regular use of sesame oil bone mineral density can be enhanced. Oil pulling is overall strengthening of the teeth, gums and jaws, prevention of bad breath and oral diseases.
VVS SESAME GINGELLY OIL VS OTHER REFINED OILS
VVS Sesame Gingelly Oil cold pressed oil helps retains most of its natural physiological and chemical properties and most importantly its original taste.
Unlike VVS cold pressed oil, other hot pressed refined oil retains little of its natural composition. The high temperatures change the chemical structure of oil to a great extent. Therefore, a lot of important substances like vitamin E, sterols, and carotenoids lose their natural structure. This causes them to become harmful to our health with prolonged usage. On the other hand, hot pressed oil smells good. Especially when extracted from the seeds of oily plants like sesame.
From a health perspective, cold pressed oil is the clear winner. Hot pressed oils undergo oxidization. This can cause various complications like cancer and inflammation with prolonged usage. Moreover, a lot of healthy compounds will lost from the oils while hot pressing. Whereas, in cold pressing, all beneficial compounds will be retained its natural form. Thus making it the most healthier choice. Another important factor that makes cold pressed oils a better choice is that it involves no refinement. Unlike hot pressed oils which are refined to improve taste and acidic content.
Thus we can safely conclude that ‘Not all oils are created equally ‘.
Oil Bath Origination
The South Indian tradition of Oil bath is nealy forgotten. An oil bath is one of the oldest and time-tested heath care system.
In Tamil culture every act and ritual in celebrating festivals is designed in such way to benefit human health. Having oil bath in Tamil festival days is one of such acts.
Benefits of an Oil Bath
As sesame oil is known to easily enter the skin and carry its nourishing and soothing properties deeply. The Vitamin E found in sesame oil helps to enrich the skin. It cleans channels of blood circulation.
Sesame oil contains essential fatty acids like palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and stearic acid that makes it a great moisturizer and can keep your skin soft and smooth. This can treat cracked heels and dry knees and elbows. Gingelly Oil bath would help skin remain smooth and supple. It is useful to counter disorders such as dry skin, cracks, dandruff, falling of hair and improve appetite during winter.
Likewise, to its good anti-inflammatory properties, Sesame oil also helps in curing several skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Is just not a tradition! Deepavali celebrations herald the onset of winter, considered to be a critical period among three seasons, and the human body demands special care. Skin and hair-related disorders are noticed during the dry season of winter. Therefore, oil bath on the day of Deepavali is an ideal method to prepare the human body to face winter.
Pour small amounts of oil in your palm, and start massaging your scalp and face with circular strokes. Be sure to massage the ears and place some warm oil in the ears. The oil should loosen up hardened dirt in them. Then oil your hair, and massage the scalp for five minutes, wrap it with a towel. Now, take a palmful of oil, and apply it on the chest, and spread it all across the torso, extending it to the shoulders and arms. Gently massage the oil into the skin for about two minutes. Use circular strokes on the joints, and don’t forget to give attention to the small joints. In addition to that, use circular strokes on the chest and abdomen.
The legs come next. Apply oil and gently massage, paying special attention to roughened areas such as the knees, heels and the nails; and for the hands, focus on elbows and the fingers. For the face, massage oil in circular motions, going all the way behind the ears.
Now, allow the oil to stay on your skin for about 15 minutes before getting into a shower.
Bathe in luke warm water. After that, use a loofah and scrub away the dead skin cells. Then, use a mix of gramflour (three spoons), or wild turmeric powder (half a spoon) to scrub off the oil from your body. For the hair, you can use the traditional shikakai powder mix.
When drying off, use an old towel.
Difference between types of Sesame Oil
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Oil pulling Origination
Oil pulling originated in India as part of natural healing practices described in ancient Ayurveda texts, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The oral health practices of Ayurveda include crewing on sticks and eating herbs, as well as oil pulling.
Original practitioners of oil pulling used sesame oils as a way to prevent bleeding gums, decay, dryness of throat, cracked lips and for strengthening teeth, gums and the jaw.
Benefits of Oil Pulling
Basics of Oil Pulling
In the morning before breakfast on an empty stomach, pour 10ml of classic chekku sesame oil n the mouth.
Swish and swirl the oil around your mouth for 15-20 minutes. If you are getting started with oil pulling swish for 5 to 10 min.
Spit the oil into a trash can once you’re done. Avoid spitting it into the sink or toilet, as this can cause a buildup of oil, which may lead to clogging.
Rinse your mouth with water. Brush your teeth like you would generally do and feel the difference instantly!