Sesame oil has moderate amounts of saturated fats, and high amounts of unsaturated fats, about 40% of monounsaturated fats and about 40% of polyunsaturated fats.
Has a moderate amount of vitamin K, which prevents internal and external bleeding. Has no cholesterol as in other plant oils.
It is used as a solvent in injected drugs or intravenous drip solutions in pharmaceutical industries.
Sesame seeds are highly beneficial in the treatment of piles. They can be taken in the form of decoction or as sweet meats.
Ground to paste with water, they are given with butter for bleeding piles.
It is known to reduce cholesterol due to the high polyunsaturated fat content in the oil.