Sesame is a tall annual grass giving forth flowers that can be white, yellow, blue, purple; it is the oldest plant cultivated for its oil, native to subsaharan Africa and first grown by humans in India.
Rasa: Sweet. bitter
Dosha: V-, PK+
Prabhava: Of all oils, sesame is the most sattvic.
Actions: Supports a healthy nervous system, relieves occasional muscle tension, soothes occasional insomnia, directs the flow of vata downwards, enhances a strong voice, enhances strong vision, aids the healthy growth of hair, maintains strong bones, regulates healthy weight, produces ojas*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.