Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil extracted from sesame seeds.

One tablespoon (13.6 g) of sesame oil provides 120.2 calories.

The total fat content of sesame oil is 13.6 g, of which 1.9 g is saturated fat and 5.4 g is monounsaturated fat.

Sesame oil is high in linoleic acid and oleic acid.

Sesame oil is low in carbohydrates, proteins and fiber. The total amount of choline in the oil is 1%.

Massaging the hair and scalp with sesame oil helps prevent premature graying and preserves the natural color of the hair for longer.

Regular use of sesame oil makes hair dark and healthy.

Sesame oil helps in rheumatoid arthritis.

Sesame oil reduces lipid peroxidation to lower blood pressure.

It helps in red blood cell production, blood circulation and metabolism.

Sesame oil helps to keep away stress and depression

Sesame oil is also commonly used in skin beauty treatments. It is considered a natural SPF.

Sesame oil contains magnesium. It is reputed to be anti-cancer.

Sesame oil is a natural liver tonic that improves blood circulation.

Side effects of using sesame oil in food include weight gain, colon cancer, appendix infection, diarrhea, skin rashes, hair loss and miscarriage.