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Sesame

 

Black sesame is not only nutritious but can be used as medicine in the treatment of various diseases []. Black sesame has been shown to play a role in the inhibition of myocardial remodeling and protection of cardiovascular function [], and may prevent the occurrence and development of atherosclerosis [], and reduce total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels, and blood lipids []. Black sesame seeds also have a significant protective effect with respect to chronic liver injury [], they exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory [], anti-tumor, anti-cancer [,], and anti-aging properties [], and have been shown to protect against neurodegeneration []. Studies also reported that black sesame significantly decreased antioxidant stress, exhibiting protective effects in kidneys [] and preventing osteoporosis [,].

  This is why we ask women to eat black sesame seeds with jaggery for a minimum of 3 months before planning the pregnancy. This helps to give birth to a healthy baby and avoid complications in pregnancy.

2018 Nobel prize was given for self-destruction of cancer cells called autophagy. Sesamin (one of the polyphenol present in black sesame seeds)activates autophagy in cervical cancer cells. So women and teenage girls please take black sesame during menstrual age. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29505783

three months is worth taking for the health of your baby and all of the future generations. This is because sesamol (one of the polyphenol present in black sesame seeds) protects DNA, the genetic material from damage. Protection of cellular DNA and membrane from γ-radiation-induced damages and enhancement in DNA repair by sesamol.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21204756

Anti-Amyloid Aggregation Activity of Black Sesame Pigment: Toward a Novel Alzheimer's Disease Preventive Agent. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29547584

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Sesaminol diglucoside, a water-soluble lignan from sesame seeds induces brown fat thermogenesis in mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30415772

Black Sesame Seeds Ethanol Extract Ameliorates Hepatic Lipid Accumulation, Oxidative Stress, and Insulin Resistance in Fructose-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30244573

 

Effects of the Intake of Sesame Seeds (Sesamum indicum L.) and Derivatives on Oxidative Stress: A Systematic Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27074618

 

Efficient Binding of Heavy Metals by Black Sesame Pigment: Toward Innovative Dietary Strategies To Prevent Bioaccumulation.

Antihypertensive and antioxidant effects of dietary black sesame meal in pre-hypertensive humans.

Sesamin induces ER stress-mediated apoptosis and activates autophagy in cervical cancer cells. 

Sesamol ameliorates cyclophosphamide-induced hepatotoxicity by modulating oxidative stress and inflammatory mediators.

Protection of cellular DNA and membrane from γ-radiation-induced damages and enhancement in DNA repair by sesamol.

Normal and delayed wound healing is improved by sesamol, an active constituent of Sesamum indicum (L.) in albino rats.