Benefits of Sesame for Massage in Joint Pains


Our joints primarily connect our bones and facilitate movement. A healthy joint function, therefore, is important to carry out various everyday activities, in the absence of which, it becomes rather difficult for us to imagine how slow and stagnant life could become.


When joint pain strikes

Being a rather common and extremely uncomfortable problem, aching joint is something which can result in swelling, discomfort, stiffness and even soreness in the joints. This condition usually interferes with our ability to move about as smoothly as before, and if ignored for long, it can even render us completely incapable to move about and use that particular joint. Sometimes, the problem may start in one joint and gradually grow and spread across several other joints, and it usually affects the wrists, hands, shoulders, knees back and feet. Needless to say, the joint pain issue is something which significantly affects our quality of life. It is, therefore, important not to overlook this problem, rather to get it diagnosed and begin with the treatment.


Causes behind joint pain

Joint pain is something which can be caused by an injury such as a sprain, strain, a fracture or indulging in heavy physical activity; or even due to some disease such as gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, etc. Progressing age also has a major role to play in the health of our joints. We like to indulge in sports and physical activities while we are young and healthy. That is the time when our bones are strong and have the ability to support our body through the everyday thick and thin. However, the same bones tend to gradually start losing mass as we age. This is the reason why the problem of joint pain becomes increasingly common as the age progresses. And therefore we would need to retort to medicines and supplements in order to prevent any major loss of bone mass, along with indulging in physical activities.


Herbal remedies help

While there may be a variety of medicines such as Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), topical ointments and injectable drugs which could curb the pain to some extent, there are some natural remedies which provide long term relief. These help in restoring our joint function, and consecutively reduce the pain and inflammation. Along with several other physical therapies and alternative means of treatments, the use of herbs, such as aloe vera, turmeric, ginger, eucalyptus, boswellia, flaxseeds, etc. provide assistance. These herbs are long known to contain some potent anti-analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which promise definite relief. Also being all natural, these are generally inexpensive, and safe from any side effects.


The Sesame Effect

The extract (oil) obtained from the sesame seeds also known as Sesamum indicum, is an excellent choice for massage as it is loaded with a wide variety of nutrients including vitamins and essential minerals, such as calcium, copper and zinc, which promote metabolism as well as blood circulation. The Sesame oil also aids the production of red blood cells in our body.

The presence of zinc helps improve the bone mineral density, thus enhancing the quality of bones. Copper, on the other hand, exhibits some significant anti-inflammatory properties, thus reducing the pain and swelling associated with joints. At the same time, it also helps strengthen the bones and joints. Sesame oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids, along with some monosaturated fats, which are especially good for the health of our bones. Moreover, this oil also promotes the rate at which the bones grow and develop in the body. Not only that, it also speeds up the healing of bones. All these properties together make sesame oil extremely effective as a topical medication, and a prominent ingredient in most of the pain relieving massage oils and ointments. Thus massaging the joint with Sesame oil benefits in reducing the pain as well as swelling, and also helps strengthen the bones.


Local Application

The application is simple, just take some oil, rub it on the palms of your hands and apply it onto the affected area, followed by a gentle massage. Interestingly, the benefits of sesame oil do not just end with this, because when this oil is added to the daily diet in little amounts, it offers various other health benefits. It helps prevent constipation, lowers the problem of hypertension, prevents infections, provides relief from wounds, moisturises our skin and also prevents premature signs of ageing.


Sanat Jointil Oil - A Natural Option for Joint Pain

Jointil oil from the house of Sanat Products ltd, is particularly effective blend of purified essential oils of natural herbs. This oil is believed to be very effective in joint pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, low back pain as well as arthritic pain. Although the Jointil oil has been directed to be applied two times a day at the inflamed part, yet it is deemed all the more beneficial when used with Jointil Capsules.

Dr. Sonica Krishan


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