why sesame seed oil is known as the queen of oils/studies and researches

  Sesame Seed Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. Sesame oil is mentioned in the Vedas as excellent for humans. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus as well as common skin fungi, such as athlete's foot fungus. It is naturally antiviral. It is a natural anti inflammatory agent.
It has been used extensively in India as a healing oil, including in experiments which showed it was useful in unblocking arteries. In recent experiments in Holland by Ayurvedic physicians, the oil has been used in the treatment of several chronic disease processes, including hepatitis, diabetes and migraines .

In vitro, sesame seed oil has inhibited the growth of malignant melanoma (a skin cancer): PROSTAGLANDIN LEUKATRINES and ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS 46: 145-150, 1992.

Also in vitro, sesame seed oil has inhibited replication of human colon cancer cells: ANTI CANCER RESEARCH 11: 209-216, 1992.
Research shows that sesame seed oil is a potent antioxidant. In the tissues beneath the skin, this oil will neutralize oxygen radicals. It penetrates into 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).

Sesame seed oil is a cell growth regulator and slows down cell growth and replication.
In both the small intestine and the colon, some cells are nourished by fat instead of sugar. The presence of sesame seed oil can provide those cells with essential nourishment.

In an experiment at the Maharishi International College in Fairfield, Iowa, students rinsed their mouths with sesame oil, resulting in an 85% reduction in the bacteria which causes gingivitis.

As nose drops, sniffed back into the sinuses, sesame seed oil has cured chronic sinusitis. As a throat gargle, it kills strep and other common cold bacteria. It helps sufferers of psoriasis and dry skin ailments. It has been successfully used in the hair of children to kill lice infestations. It is a useful natural UV protector

Used after exposure to wind or sun it will calm the burns. It nourishes and feeds the scalp to control dry scalp dandruff and to kill dandruff causing bacteria. It protects the skin from the effects of chlorine in swimming pool water. Used before and after radiation treatments, sesame seed oil helps neutralize the flood of oxygen radicals which such treatment inevitably causes.
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.
Used as a douche mixed with warm water, the oil controls vaginal yeast infections.
Sesame seed oil absorbs quickly and penetrates through the tissues to the very marrow of the bone. It enters into the blood stream through the capillaries and circulates. The liver does not sweep sesame seed oil molecules from the blood, accepting those molecules as friendly.

Sesame seed oil helps joints keep their flexibility. It keeps the skin supple and soft. It heals and protects areas of mild scrapes, cuts and abrasions. It helps tighten facial skin, particularly around the nose, controlling the usual enlargement of pores as skin ages chronologically.

Teen boys and girls have learned, wrongly, that all oil is bad for their facial skin. Heavy oils and toxic oils and creams are bad for all facial skin. But sesame seed oil is the one oil which is actually good for young skin. It helps control eruptions and neutralizes the poisons which develop both on the surface and in the pores. With sesame oil, no cosmetics are needed. The oil will cause young facial skin to have and display natural good health.

Used on baby skin, particularly in the area covered by a diaper, sesame seed oil will protect the tender skin against rash caused by the acidity of body wastes. In the nose and ears, it will protect against common skin pathogens.
For children going to school, who will be in the presence of other children with colds and sniffles, sesame seed oil swabbed in the nose can protect against air borne viruses and bacteria.

When using the oil as a massage oil, stroke the long limbs up and down. Use circular motions over all joints to stimulate the natural energy of those joints"
Ok after reading this I went to the chinessse store and bought the cooking sesame oil,its dark for 2$.
In adittion to the above info I found another site talkign about oil pulling,they reminded that many medicines are suggested to take them by placing the pill below the tongue instead of swalow it. Its said theres a good absortion in that area.
SO I guess anybody can benefit from oil pulling with any oil containing vitamins E etc like olive oil cause the nutrients getsa absorbed but without the fat.
BUT if you read carefully the above article you will realize why Sesame oil si the on recomended for oil pullling and the best for this use.Every oil will pass the nutrients to your body by oil pulling BUT not every oil will clean from toxins and bacterias your body the way sesame oil does.Read above.

So I started oil pulling with sesame oil,also used it topically on my face like the article above suggest.I think Im nto going to use any facial cream ever in my life.I sue it as after sahve,have very sensitive skina nd this is the est Ive tried,figts redness and mostourizes without cloggin pores,good for afacial lines too.Absorbs quicly.I have massage on my knees that usually hurt and instantly feels better Been oil pulling only for 4 days,not even 20 min everytime,but I feel more energetic and sleep better,and my face shows all that.

I ahve bumps on my back,excess oil I think,tried to dry it with peroxide and clean baking soda but the bumps still remained.I did put sesame oil in my back...yes Oil...I thought I was crazy by doing it and htat my red bumps would become huge.guess what,my back is smoother than ever and bumps smaller after jsut 1 aplication...
Now the thing that lead me to write this article here just 4 days after sart oilpulling cause it jsut amazed me...I was going out yesterday,drank a lot alcohol.I ame back home,slept for 6 hours,woke up like...you an imagine,head ache not clear thoughts red eyes my mouth felt dirty..well all my digestive sistem...you know what IM talking about I was dead lol
Ok I said...hey IM going to oil pull and this time...honestly,Ibeen oil pulling for days but today I started and my saliva organs started to put out stuff on my mouth like...too much.I could feel and taste it coming out while gradually my headache was disapearing,my vision was clearer,my thoughts.I ahd it only for 10min and MAN...i felt clean and new....I ahd never feel something like that and that fast.Usually I take an ibuprofen when I wake up after going out...but I never ahd something working this fast and cleaning my body leaving me awake energetic and clean. So Im writing this in case somebody can believe me since my family doesnt althou I know they would benefit from sesame oil. Im a consumer for life.No wonder anybody can live up to 100 years by oil pulling everysingle day.i really beleive it.Im not constant and Ill skip some days but this is truly a simple health keeper and wonderful beauty aid. God bless you earth clinic.

So my onclusion is..by oil pulling with sesame oil you not just get the benefits from omega and vitamins and minerals contained in many oils,but you clean your body from everything bad.Hope this helps and you give it a try."

2/29/2008: Aracely from Roswell, NM writes: "Oh MY GOD!! oh my god.. all i can say is wow!! i read about oil pulling this morning went out and got Sunflower and Safflower oil, i've done 2 sessions with the oil pulling, i must say that it did not get as foamy and white as i thought it would. it was still somewhat yellow. but my teeth are SO MUCH WHITER!! only after 2 sessions!! i have a persistant cough that never goes away no matter what i've used, and i've noticed that after each session, i'm coughing a lot more. i feel almost like a heavyness in my chest but when i do cough,  i feel like i'm loosening up whatever it is that has been in my lungs that kept me with that cough. it has a funny kind of taste when i cough. i don't smoke either, well i did when i was 19 but that only lasted about 6 months (me trying to be cool) and i'm going to be 25 next month. i was really only trying it for my teeth, but now i'm going to keep doing it in hopes of clearing up my lungs and removing varicose veins. i have 2 kids now and pregnant with my 3rd so they have been a big problem for me. I will be a regular on this site i can say that much for sure, so i will keep you posted!"

2/29/2008: Shirin from Singapore writes: "Hello, I've been doing oil pulling using cold pressed organic sunflower oil for 7 days now. Day 1 and 2 I didnt feel anything. From day 3, I started getting really bad headaches & pain all over my neck, jaw and top of my head. At first I thot good its a reaction, but now after 7 days, i'm feeling terrible. Please advice if I should stop or change oils or what can I do to reduce these symptoms."

3/1/2008: Kristin from Rancho Cucamonga, CA writes: "Oil Pulling: Response to Shirin from Singapore 2/29/08 post. Hi, Shirin, You may be having a healing episode / crisis.  Ted or one of the other contributors would know better than I.  My perspective as a physical therapist is that you may be working your mouth / jaw too hard while you are oil pulling. 

I recently began oil pulling, and I noticed my TMJ (jaw joint) problem flaring up at first. TMJ problems can result in all of the symptoms you described, including the neck pain.  This is because the neck and face / jaw muscles are very closely related during the functions of chewing, talking, opening/closing mouth. 

I realized that I was working the oil too hard and too fast in my mouth (20 minutes is a long time).  When I slowed down and did smaller movements with the oil, it was better.  I also had to start with a little less oil until my coordination improved to the point where I did not feel like I had to swallow. 

Try the following the next time you oil pull:
1. sit with good posture in a firm chair (not hunched forward over computer, sink, or desk).
2. put a pillow on your lap to support your arms. This will allow your neck and shoulders to relax a bit.
3. Be mindful of what you are doing; are you clenching your teeth?  are you pushing / thrusting your jaw forward or sideways? are you tensing your tongue a lot?  are you frowning or shrugging your shoulders as you concentrate?  These are all things to avoid.
4. Try to work slowly and keep your face and jaw as relaxed as possible while working the oil. Your cheeks should be doing most of the work. You could practice by moving air around in your mouth as if you were swishing oil.  I have a tendency to clench my teeth, so I monitor that carefully.

I have stopped trying to "chew" the oil because I can't do it without aggravating the TMJ. I have also started taking mini-breaks of up to 5 seconds where I just let the oil rest in my mouth so my neck /jaw / face / scalp muscles can relax a bit. 

Possible remedies if this is due to TMJ (jaw) irritation:

1. applications of moist heat up to 15 minutes, 3-4 times daily. It can be done as often as every hour if necessary for pain control, but no more than 15 minutes!  I do not know if it is ok to do right after oil pulling from a toxin standpoint, however I usually have my patients use heat right after eating if their symptoms become aggravated. Sometimes cold compresses feel better.  The idea is to get the muscles to relax and break that pain cycle.  Breaking the pain cycle is important so that this does not become a long-term problem.

2. Use your fingers to do gentle massage (with or without oil.  I do without because my skin is naturally oily), or, better yet, get someone to do it for you.  The forehead, under the cheekbones, in front of the ears, the scalp (especially over and behind ears), and VERY VERY gently under the jawbone from the back near the ears out to under the chin.  Gently pulling the ear lobes down and slightly outward is also helpful.  When my TMJ is flared up, I find it easier to do the massage with one hand at a time because using 2 hands causes my neck/jaw/face muscles to tense further.  I hope this helps.  Kristin"

2/28/2008: Preci from Dubai, UAE writes: "It is four months that my husband and I have been doing oil pulling. But we have seen no improvement or difference - how long will it take for the dark circles to disappear or teeth to whiten or diabetese to cure? We do oil pulling then brush our teeth using tooth paste and then drink glass of water and after 15 minutes have breakfast."

2/26/2008: Gislain from Phoenix, AZ writes: "Recently, I developed a nasty Sinus infection which was my first. I was on antibiotics at the time but they didn't help my Sinus headache, watery eyes, and horrible congestion. It got worse each day. I was just suffering at work! I read about ACV on this site and tried it. It helped instantly, and I thought I was cured...but the symptoms returned within an hour of each dose. ACV helped but I needed something to completely make this Sinus problem go away. Upon reading about Oil Pulling, my first reaction was, "Pulling what?" It sounded really easy so I thought I'd see what happens. After my first OP session, I immediately blew out loads of "stuff" from my nose and felt relaxed. Slept great that night! By the next morning, I felt significantly better. I was planning on going to the zoo and wanted to be able to go without suffering. After 5 OP sessions and two days later, I have no more pressure in my head and my chest feels a bit heavy, but I know it's a sign my body is healing. I feel better and my glands aren't sore anymore. I just know that within a few more days, I will be cured! In the U.S. "cures" don't exist. Medications have taken over over the Health industry here! All the pills we get just treat the problem(s) and creat more. Who wants to just treat?! I want a cure! In addition to my Sinus relief, my hair is shinier, my skin feels a little smoother, and I have had several bowel movements lately (much more than usual). I'm sold! Now, I just need to sell my girlfriend on OP because she has bad Eczema and has tried all the topical creams/medications that only treat her condition. She laughs when I Oil Pull my toxins away. It does make me sleepy at times after I do it, so I’ll have to only OP at night. I don’t see any reason to stop. I will do this the rest of my life. Also, I was a massive cheese-aholic. I cut that out of my diet completely! That is not easy to do."

2/25/2008: Marci from Tucson, Arizona writes: "OP First Time--Surprising Results. While doing a little research on activated charcoal, happened upon your OP info today 2-25-08.  Thought I was getting the flu today due to appetite loss and diarrhea.  Took 2 charcoal capsules which cured the latter, then found your articles and tried with 1 tbsp. olive oil.  Since I had slight gag reflex initially, I calmed myself and was careful about rinsing my mouth after spitting out (tea tree oil w/mouthwash then brushing).  My headache and stomachache are gone and my mouth has never felt so clean. My mood is definitely lighter and could it be that my teeth look brighter??  Speaking of which, would you please clarify the effect on tooth enamel?  My teeth are rather porous, stain easily and the dentist says the enamel is eroding. Many thanks for all your hard work and inspiration. /M"

2/22/2008: fystee from WDC, dc writes: "Hi.I came arcoss this site searching for info about cayenne. Looking the the left side of the page I saw oil pulling and was like, what's that. Glad I took the time to read about and I have never heard of this before. I was so sleepy but I was really interested so I kept reading. I did my first OP today 02/22/08 and I used Sunflower oil.I did'nt know that I could find it in my local grocery store for 2.60. Anyway, I kept busy while swishing for 20 minutes then I released and it was white and looked a little funny. shortly after I was sleepy and felt a little light headed. I will continue to do this and report back in a month.I love this site!!"

 [QUESTION] 2/20/2008: Jennifer (joneil13@yahoo.com) from Lake Village, Indiana writes: "I actually have a question about oil pulling, I have a autoimmune system, (my immune system attacks my body) I'm very sick & tired of being sick & tired, are there ANY SIDE AFFECTS to oil pulling and how safe is it. I don't like taking medicine,(almost died from an allergic reaction, some help science is) I do try to treat things with home remedies, this is the first time I heard of it. Also my bf suffers from crohns disease,rheumatoid arthritis, and had a brain stem stroke, she is only 32 & has 4 kids could this benefit her & could there be any bad effects from meds she is on? Any replies will be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thank You & God Bless! P.S. Sorry if I posted this wrong!"

EC: Please read our remedy side effects page.

2/18/2008: Catherine from Orlando, FL writes: "I used about 2 teaspoons of safflower oil and pulled for 20 minutes. My teeth are whiter.  Two brown spots are almost gone.  My gums are more irritated, which I see as a positive thing because they're healing. My head!!  It started hurting so much about an hour after I finished. I had to take something and go to sleep.  It still throbs a little and it has been 15 hours since I pulled.  How long does that last?  After a week?  two weeks?  I don't know if I can stand it. I am mainly trying this for my gums/teeth and also for arthritis and TMJ.  Any feedback on arthritis and TMJ would be nice. The headache isn't worth it though if I have to endure it for very long. Thanks for the feed back."

2/18/2008: Sue from Manchester, Ct. writes: "Hi, I have been oil pulling for about a month. It does make my teeth feel cleaner,also notice if I'm feeling tired and need to stay awake, it perks me up, I don't have a lot of problems, so thought I would use it for preventing illnesses.Sue"

2/12/2008: Visi from kuwait, kuwait writes: "I have been oil pulling regularly but although i am thrilled with the white teeth .. i am alarmed at how sharp they have become.  is this due to the oil pulling ? Please respond i am desparate ..."

2/13/2008: THealth from Los Angeles, CA writes: "Hi Visi, What is the oil you are using for oil pulling. The type of oil must be the cuase of sharpness in your teeth."

2/9/2008: Sam from Toronto, Canada writes: "Hi, I am wondering if castor oil is another oil that can be used for OP. It has worked miracles for my family externally and does pull things out like ingrown nails and hair. So would this be a good choice for OP.  Thanks for your time."

EC: No feedback thus yet on anyone trying castor oil!  If you do try it, please let us know the results!

2/9/2008: Lis from New Orleans, LA writes: "I decided to try oil pulling to help alleviate my chronic sinusitis and overall tiredness. I use evoo [extra virgin olive oil] because it's what I have on hand. I've only tried this three times so far and I followed the directions on earthclinic exactly. Here's my situation: the oil never turns white. Even after twenty minutes of slowly pulling, sucking, chomping, swishing, etc., the oil is still yellow. I've read and reread the directions and follow them explicitly. Maybe I should try a different oil. Any ideas? Thanks in

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