| Ingredient Spotlight / Black Sesame Oil + How to Reduce Anxiety with Abhyanga |
Used regularly, sesame oil is wonderful for reducing stress & tension, nourishing the nervous system & preventing nervous disorders, relieving fatigue and insomnia, & promoting strength and vitality. Highly nutritious, rich in vitamins A, B & E as well as the minerals iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, silicic acid & phosphorus. It contains linoleic acid & alpha linoleic acid as well as lecithin – this may go some way to explaining its benefit to the brain and nervous system. Linoleic acid makes up 40% of sesame oil and has antibacterial, antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. It stimulates antibody production & enhances immunity. It also has anti-cancer properties and has been shown to inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma. Regular self-massage with this wonderful oil can go a long way to alleviating nervous system disorders such as anxiety. Try our Vata Body Nourishing Oil, formulated for this very purpose.