Black sesame is the black seed of sesamum indicum. It contains about about 60% of fatty oil. There are also folic acid, nicotinic acid, sucrose, lecithin, pentosan, protein, Vitamin E, and calcium.
Black sesame is sweet in taste and neutral in nature. It goes to Liver and Kidney channels.
What can black sesame help with?
According to Chinese Medicine, black sesame can invigorate Liver and Kidney and moisturize the 5 viscera (Zang/Yin Organs). It is used commonly in tonifying Liver and Kidney. It is great for deficient type of dizziness, migratory arthralgia, paralyses, dry stools, constipation, weakness during the convalescence, premature grey hair, and insufficient lactation in women.
Black sesame can be cooked as food or powder for internal use. It can also be decocted for bathing or pounded for external use as well.
NOTE: A person who is experiencing loose stools due to Spleen deficiency should avoid black sesame.
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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