Black Sesame Seeds (Semen Sesami Nigrum, Hei Zhi Ma)

Semen Sesami Indici“Taking black sesame seeds can heal all the chronic illness after 100 days, improve skin tone on body and face after 1 year, reverse gray hair after 2 years, and regrow teeth after 3 years.” says the Compendium of Materia Medica, the largest and most comprehensive medical writings in the history of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This herb is also known as Semen Sesami Nigrum and Hei Zhi Ma and related experiments show that the content of vitamin E contained in this herb is the highest in all foods of plant origin. It is well known that vitamin E can promote cell division and delay cell senescence. Long-term use can counteract or neutralize the accumulation of cell senescence substance of “radicals” and then delay aging and extend life expectancy. Of course, its health benefits are far more than just providing vitamin E. So, what is black sesame good for? Are black sesame seeds better than white ones? How to eat it to maximize its health benefits? All the questions related will be answered in this article soon.

What are black sesame seeds?

Actually it refers to dry mature seeds of Sesamum indicum L., a plant under the genus Sesamum of the family Pedaliaceae. It plants are usually harvested during autumn when the fruits at the peak of their ripeness. And next dry them in the sun, knock out of the seeds, remove impurities, and then dry in the sun once again.

It is flat oval, about 3mm long and 2mm wide. Surface is black and smooth or with netted wrinkles. Tip has brown punctate hilum. Seed coat is thin. Cotyledons are two, white, and rich in oil. It has slight odor, sweet taste, and oil aroma.

Main chemical constituents are up to 55% fatty oil, sesamin, sesamolin, sesamol, vitamin E, phytosterols, lecithin, pedaliin, protein, oligosaccharides, planteose, sesamose, and mall amounts of phosphorus, potassium and cytochrome C, folic acid, nicotinic acid, sucrose, pentosan and large amounts of calcium content. In addition, fatty oil mainly contains approximately 48% oleic acid, approximately 37% linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, arachidonic acid, and glycerolipid of lignoceric acid.

Black sesame seeds benefits

As mentioned above, there are two types of sesame seeds – black and white sesame seeds. Both of them contain almost the same composition. So, what is the difference between them? By comparison, white sesame seed is better for edible purpose but the black version is preferable if used for medicinal purpose. To be specific, as the tonic black one is good at nourishing the liver and kidney and improving hair growth and hair color while white one is expert in relaxing bowel, nourishing yin and moisturizing to the skin. Besides, black sesame has high nutritional value. It also contains extremely valuable sesamin and melanin. As a result, it is widely used in treating hair loss and grey hair, inhibiting the growth of skin cancer cells from UV rays, lowering blood pressure, helping weight loss, improving fertility, and so on. And its pharmacological actions can reflect these effects well.

Modern pharmacology of black sesame seed

1. It has anti-aging effect, which can postpone the aging phenomenon in experimental animals;
2. Linoleic acid contained can reduce blood cholesterol level and prevent and treat atherosclerosis;
3. Linoleic acid can inhibit the adrenal cortex function to a certain degree in experimental animals;
4. Linoleic acid can reduce blood sugar, increase glycogen content in liver and muscle, but decrease glycogen content in large doses;
5. Fatty oil contained can lubricate intestines and relieve constipation.

Proven black sesame herbal remedies

Based on Chinese Materia Medica, it is sweet in flavor and neutral in properties. It covers three meridians of liver, spleen, and kidney. Basic functions are tonifying liver and kidney, enriching blood to boost essence, and loosening bowel to relieve constipation. Key black sesame seeds uses and indications are liver-kidney deficiency induced dizziness and tinnitus, flaccid lower back and knee, premature graying hair, dry skin, intestinal dryness and constipation, less milk during lactation, carbuncle and eczema, leprosy, scrofula, ulcers, infantile scrofula, burns, and hemorrhoids. Recommended black sesame seeds dosage is from 9 to 15 grams in decoction, tea pills, or powder.

This is a nutritional herb that can boost essence and nourish blood. It is neutral, sweet, delicious, and good for food therapy. One of its representatives is Fu Sang Zhi Bao Dan, or Sang Ma Wan, which comes from Shou Shi Bao Yuan (Protection of Vital Energy for Longevity). This formula combines it with Sang Ye (White Mulberry Leaf) for the treatment of dizziness, premature graying, and weakness of limbs due to kidney essence and blood deficiency or liver and kidney deficiency.

Simple but effective black sesame seeds recipes

As you can see, this is a good healthy vegetable for food and medicine at the same time. Here are some useful tips and convenient cooking recipes for your reference.

1. Sesame walnut porridge. Ingredients: black sesame seed 50g, walnut 100g, and right amount of rice. Directions: smash them together, add in rice and water, and then cook congee. This recipe nourishes liver and kidney and has therapeutic effect for secondary brain atrophy.

2. Sesame fungus tea. Ingredients: raw sesame 30g, fried sesame 15g, and fried black fungus 30g. Directions: grind them into powder and fill the powder into a bottle for future use. 5 grams each time for making tea with boiling water is highly recommended. This tea has therapeutic effect on hemafecia due to blood heat or dysentery as it can cool blood and stop bleeding.

3. Sesame honey. Ingredients: honey 15g, black sesame seed oil 5g, and warm boiled water. Directions: blend them well and take them before breakfast. This recipe works for constipation.

Black sesame seeds side effects and contraindications

Good as black sesame seeds are for hair, overdose or misuse may speed up the hair loss rate and lead to endocrine disorders, manifested as oily scalp, withering hair follicles, or even baldness. And because it can cause diarrhea, its oil cake after oil expression is toxic to livestock and can cause adverse reactions such as cramps, tremors, difficulty breathing, flatulence, cough and suppression. Excessive feeding on calf can cause eczema, hair removal and itching. TCM wise, use it with care in the case of poor appetite and loose stool.

100 thoughts on “Black Sesame Seeds (Semen Sesami Nigrum, Hei Zhi Ma)

    1. admin Post author

      First of all, reversing grey hair is a step by step process. Before it happens, you have to be patient. In general, at least 3 months you should give to see whether or not it works. But it may take longer than that depending on your individual situation. So, don’t push yourself too hard. Balance your nutritional needs and relax your mind will definitely go a long way in helping your hair problem.

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    2. Aaron

      I took black sesame 2-3 times per week. Take 1 tablespoon and mix with porridge, oatmeal, beverage and etc. I ate because I like the fragrance of the black sesame. It happens to reverse grey hair after 1-2 years of weekly consumption. It also reduce my hair loss and no more grey hair. I didn’t knew it benefit until today.

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    1. admin Post author

      As for the problem of how much black sesame seed powder should be taken a day, my definitive answer is “it depends.” In short, excessive consumption of any food is inadvisable. If a figure has to be given, my suggestion is between 30 and 50 grams a day even though some individuals recommend taking 50 grams or more daily dose to get the benefits. But everyone is different.

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    1. admin Post author

      Of course, you can. According to Pu Ji Fang (Prescriptions of Universal Relief), rubbing with raw black sesame or oil can help alopecia big time. In addition, nowadays many people also use black sesame oil as skin lotion. Actually it works just like pure massage oil. In some places people love to rub the newborn baby with black sesame oil. It is said that by doing so can prevent the babies from skin problems and their skin will be really good when they are grown up.

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  1. Shawna

    Where can i buy black sesame seed powder in Canada? Also does it come in capsules already or just the powder? What is a good daily dose for improving skin and hair (growth & grey) as well as different forms of taking it if it is just powder form?

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    1. admin Post author

      Sorry I have no idea what is the situation in Canada. 30 grams of black sesame seed powder a day would be a good way to go in the beginning. The reason of choosing powder is that it helps digest and absorb. Of course you can eat it in other forms but capsules are totally unnecessary since this is yummy food instead of medicine.

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    2. Hannah

      In Canada, you can find it in Chinatown shops. Even though you might treat it as a medicine, it is a food . Comes in plastic packets.

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    1. admin Post author

      Black sesame seeds are nutritious because it not only contains amino acids that human body needs, but also a variety of vitamins (including vitamin E and vitamin B1) and iron. As a result, it can accelerate the body’s metabolism and therefore help burn fat. So, the saying of black sesame helping lose weight isn’t simply invented. But you have to make it right since it also contains a lot to fat that can contribute to weight gain.

      As for weight loss, here is the most commonly used recipe for your reference.

      Ingredients

      Sesame seeds, black rice, sugar, and whole grains (polished glutinous rice, millet, barley, the seed of Job’s tears, corn, black beans, red beans, soybeans, Chinese yam, etc.)

      Directions

      Choose your favorite whole grains, one or a few, to combine with the first 3 ingredients, fry and grind them all into powder, and then make paste by simply pouring in hot water or cooking in an aluminum pan over low heat. By the way, the latter needs constant stir just in case it burns.

      Hopefully it helps.

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        1. Moringa

          Black Rice is a known inhibitor of sugar uptake so it probably wouldn’t even be absorbed in this recipe and your blood sugar levels will likely not increase. Which makes this recipe pretty interesting!

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  2. Ritesh

    how can I utilize seseme seed to reserve my greaying hair.. can anyone help me with it… I have access to black seseme seed.

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  3. Evan

    I had been using black sesame seed for at least 1 month.M hair is blacker and the grey hair has shrunk to a small region. I use3 two (2) teaspoon in the morning with my oatmeal. Would you consider it an overload on my endocrine system when it is combined with cinnamon and ground flaxseed?

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    1. admin Post author

      1 teaspoon is 4.92892159375 mL. Based on my experience, 1 teaspoon of black sesame is usually less than 10g. That’s to say, you consume less than 30 grams a day, which is a reasonable intake. So don’t worry.

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  4. Mary

    What are common allergic reactions to sesame seeds? I have swollen lips and a swollen, red patch under one eye and I’m sure it must be due to black sesame seeds added to my oatmeal. I get the same reaction from red pepper and eggplant but don’t eat any of that anymore. Please advise the safe amount to take and how often to take it. Thanks.

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    1. admin Post author

      Common symptoms of sesame allergy include wheezing, runny nose, Red, itchy eyes, pruritus, nettle rash, gastrointestinal disorders, or even anaphylaxis.

      People with sesame allergy should avoid eating and contacting with the allergens. Or, your allergic reaction may worsen. That’s to say, to be safe, stay away from it even though it can give you a lot of benefits.

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      1. jigs

        yes u can use black sesame oil as nose drop. u can find sesame oil drops in any ayurvedic shop. tell vender a NASYA DROP.

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        1. romeo

          thanks jigs for ur reply…I will try to get the sesame oil and im sure I can get it…but am not sure whether or not it will reverse the grey hair?
          my main purpose of this would be to reverse a few grey hair that I have got and if ur sure that this reverses grey hair then I can start doing this…otherwise I wouldn’t want to start…has sesame oil nose drops actually reversed ur grey hair or for anyone u know? pls advise, thanks.

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  5. Vaishnavi Shah

    I have a lot of hair loss, and I am only 19. Will eating black sesame seeds help with hair loss and regular periods? I mix the seeds in water, and drink the water..should I chew the seeds instead?

    Thank you.

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    1. sonali

      Hi , I am a female suffering from alopecia since last 10 years ,the crown part of my head is very thin ,though i have little more hair on back side .As no medications work properly ,can i try eating black sesame seeds .Should i eat white or black one and what should be the quantity and time to eat ?I need your help please.

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      1. admin Post author

        Why not? What have you got to lose? Try it! And white or black one makes no difference. As for the quantity and frequency, please read this post again for the answers. I don’t want to repeat it here.

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  6. neb

    I recently bought a packet of black sesame seed powder and tried to mix 2 teaspoons with it in warm water. However it doesn’t really dissolve so I’m wondering what is the best recipe to go with it (drink wise), the amount of black sesame powder to add and the number of times to consume in a day.

    Thank you so much

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    1. admin Post author

      Stir well with spoon when you mix it with warm water. As for other questions, please refer to my other answers in this post. In fact, black sesame seed powder itself is already good enough.

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  7. romeo

    has this ACTUALLY worked for anyone?
    is there anyone who has actually reversed their grey hair by eating black sesame seeds everyday? is yes, pls reply to my comment!

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    1. Hannah

      My SIL told me about black sesame powder – she is 64 – and her hair is very thick, shiny, and black. I have been sprinkling 2 tsp to my dessert (fruit and yogurt) for about a year now, and I do see that my hair is more black than grey now, and it does feel thicker. I am very surprised that a food product can do this and very happy. And it tastes good, too.

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      1. romeo

        Thanks Hannah, glad to know that it actually works. Looks like im gonna try it out for myself and post results here soon!!

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  8. Kim

    Hi, My son was diagnosed with alopecia areata. What is the correct amount to add to food for an 8 year old kid. In addition, we wanted to apply the sesame oil to his head. What is the correct amount to apply? Thanks!

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  9. Venida

    I am 75 yrs. old and have Alopecia Areata. I also have Chronic kidney disease since 2009 and remaining stable since I try to control the things I should not eat or drink. How many teaspoons of black sesame seeds/day would help these issues?

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    1. admin Post author

      When you are not sure how much you should use, on the safe side start it from the minimum dosage, which can be found in this post.

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  10. Ted

    I lost 50% of my hair. People recommended try Sesame seed mixed with hot water. I tried for 2 week, I know my head was itching every night. Is this normal or my hair starting to regrowth?

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    1. admin Post author

      Of course regrowth is a possibility. But first you must rule out other causes, for example hair hygiene. And it is a good idea to keep an eye on it.

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  11. Neelam

    Hi
    Would like to know what is the safe dosage in terms of tsp
    To consume to avoid hair loss instead of hair growth
    Thank you

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  12. acacia

    i have a stubborn greys , every week i hve to colur my hair which is very disgusting. i wanna to have good remedy to reverse the stubborn greys , to avoid chemicals every wk . atleast good hair colur (HOME REMEDY)which will hold my stubborn greys ,,,

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    1. roland

      Kim., try turmeric power soft gel pills., its harmles but effective., for health benefits.,my friend from Australia., surprises his doctors., now theonly., happy i get is it improves my friends., terminal ill cancer., and doctors. say with immediate effect., all cancer patient before chemo., must take turmeric for one months.you check with google the benefits of turmeric.,

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  13. Sue

    I’ve been mixing 1 tsp of black sesame seeds in my kefir for about 2 months now. Haven’t noticed a difference yet but hoping I will within the next month or so. My question is – the black sesame seeds are whole. Should I grind them or would I be better off buying a black sesame powder? And, if so, where can I buy it????

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  14. instol

    I have grey hair and will definitely add this to my smoothie of flax seeds, banana, spinach, cucumber, carrots, coconut kefir whey, turmeric, powdered moringa and barley. You can grind this using your blender then keep in the freezer, just like what I did with the flax seeds.

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  15. Chas43

    I have Atherosclerosis, which has given me AAA & heart attack, hypertension. I am looking for way in reversing the Atherosclerosis. What do you recommend & instructions. Many thanks

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  16. Chas43

    I have noticed that hawthorn berries, may reverse Atherosclerosis & widens the blood vessels. My cholesterol is not very high, however I am on hypertension & beta blockers medications (prescribed drugs). The beta blockers, from what I understand, open up the arteries, so is it ok to hawthorn berry to it. What I am concerned is that they both open up the arteries, so it may be dangerous. Doctors prefer prescribed drugs. I am worried about prescribed drugs, as they can cause side effects and feel that they do not reverse the problem I have. I am seeking opinion from knowledgeable people. Many thanks

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  17. jemillia

    Hi there. Will I still receive the same benefits by consuming the cold pressed Blk oil? What is broken down by the body easily

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  18. lena santana

    good Morning.

    My lither brother has Type 1 diabetes because of it he has chronic renal failure( Kidney problem) and failure heart. I was doing my research and found about that black sesame seeds are good for the Kidney. My only worry is sesame seeds has any phosphorus and potassium in it? as it is prohibited in his diet. The doctor in Brazil has said that he will need to do
    hemodialysis if he doe not get any better, it is breaking his and our hearts.. can you please help clarified as it seams to be a great seed for the kidney.

    I really appreciated your help
    Many thanks

    lena Santana

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi lena Santana, I’m so sorry to hear that. But to the best of my knowledge black sesame seeds can do very little about Type 1 diabetes. After all, sesame is not the solution to every health problem. So, please follow the doctor’s advice.

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      1. roland

        kidney problems., remember do not eat star fruits., may causes health problems.,possible benefits for diabetes., is bitter gould seeds.,9 seeds boil into a cup., daily., it look funny .,butit works for diabetes no.2 reaching injections., twice daily,

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    2. JoanKSX

      Try barley grass powder or brown rice drink or substitute sugar with molasses or brown sugar or stevia substituting sweetener syrup.

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      1. JoanKSX

        Erm molasses or brown sugar or stevia I’m not sure whether they are safe for kidney failure but pure barley grass powder, brown rice definitely safe because last time my dad was a Diabetes Mellitus type II with proceeding kidney failure, was allowed to take the barley grass powder and brown rice (no white rice at all).

        Yea, starfruit is a big NO-NO.

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  19. eric cook

    I’ve taken about 1/4 cup black sesame seed ground up in a food processor for about 3 years. I have hair growth you would be amazed at. All my hair except the top of my head are growing wildly.My short arm, leg, back hairs that were hard to see are getting longer every day. Some blackness is showing in my facial hairs. But so far no new teeth have sprouted yet.

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    1. romeo

      hahahahahaha no new teeth lololol

      btw r u serious abt the rest of the benefits the seeds have had?? r u sure ur not taking anything else alongwith it that could have benefitted u??

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  20. Eduardo Argosino

    Im using black seeds oil in my hair for about 4 months now and my head always itchy everyday and i stop usinh it now because too much itching..is there any problem using this blackseed oil?

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  21. Rene

    I use black sesam thanin. Its greate disolve in a cup of watter. I mix addition with appel vinegar. Manuka honey. And fo ti.

    Will report if i have hair regrowth success

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  22. khushboo sharma

    hello
    i am 26 years old, i had long and thick hair but i started loosing them and since last 5 years i loat almost 75% of them plz recommend the quantity of black sesame seed that i can have..

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  23. Lenny

    I have read all of the post above VERY HELPFUL! Thank you! Now, do you think it is BEST to grind the black sesame seeds into powder RATHER THAN heating them up (like roasting them)? I’m afraid heating the seeds will destroy some of the nutrients. I also think grinding them up into powder with food processors will help us digest the seeds properly. Anyone has an answer to this? Thank you SO MUCH in advance.

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  24. poongothai

    hi all am also having the back seed power.my mom grind them with sweet(palm jaggaray).daily morning with empty stomach…my hair loss is decreasing and benefitted much….i will have two table spoon in every morning

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  25. pw

    Hello, my doctor recommended making a black sesame tea for hair and skin. I read that the sesame seeds contain an oil coating that can prevent you from absorbing other nutrients, and seeds should be either toasted or soaked before using. Is this true for making a tea as well? Should one soak the seeds first? The recipe for the tea was 4 teaspoons black sesame seeds in 4 cups water, boiled for 50 minutes so it reduces to 2 cups, then drink the 2 cups throughout the day. Thank you for your reply!

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  26. rc

    I am suffering from scrofula which is a tuberclosis in the neck.I want to know how does black sesame seeds help in treating that?

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    1. admin Post author

      When it comes to the treatment of scrofula, more often than not black sesame oil should combine with other herbs for external use depending on the symptoms. Maybe I will elaborate at a later time, but sorry right now I am too busy.

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  27. Reehu

    Hi i want to use black sesame seed to get rid of wrinkle and improve my skin tone .please recommend me exact quantity intake

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    1. admin Post author

      It is just fine to start with the recommended dose. And you may need a dose adjustment according to the result.

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  28. christine

    I have snow-white hair, which I don’t mind at all …. no problems with white hair .. however, it is falling out in a very dramatic way. Can the black sesame help hair loss WITHOUT turning my hair back to a dark colour?
    I am currently taking a hormone replacement therapy, would it interfere with that?
    If I can take it … how should I do that, and in what quantity?
    I would appreciate your reply in due course.
    THANK YOU
    CHRISTINE
    NSW Australia

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  29. reavan

    Hello can we make black seasame seed powder and mix with coconut oil and massage on hair ? Is it good this way for hair ?

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  30. Vivian

    Can I take black sesame paste instead of the sesame powder? I would like to reverse my grey hair. Since 1 month I’m taking the honey-lemon-garlic-flaxseed oil remedy and it worked amazing good. I hope to get my hair color fully back and want to add black sesame aswell in my daily program. Is black sesame paste (japanese Neri Goma) also working?
    Thank you in advance for the reply!
    Vivian

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  31. Abdul

    Thank you for the useful post.

    If I want to use black sesame seeds as a food for its high calcium content. Can the calcium in it be absorbed easily by the body, and can I consume say three tablespoons everyday for a long period of time?

    Thanks
    Abdul

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  32. Helene

    My acupuncturist told me to eat 1/4 cup of black sesame seeds a day. She said it would help my body and my liver. I soak them in water and then refrigerate them. I scoop them in my soups and prepared meals/dishes I prepare and it is quite yummy and crunchy. I like the crunch. Will eating two heaping tablepoons a day have a bad affect on my body.

    Thanking you in advance,
    Helene

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  33. Richa

    I take flex seeds white sesame sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds mixture in the morning .. Can I add black sesame also to this mix..

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  34. Ruchi

    Once I used hair colour on my hair which turned my 70% hair roots white ..can I use black seasame seed with coconut oil to massage my hair roots. .is this helpfull in turning my natural hair colour back..m so worried abt it as m getting marry in Nov. This year..can ths will reverse my white hair roots within these months…

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  35. Divya Seshadri

    Hi ! M 26 years old woman and my 40% hair has turned grey….. And my weight is 93 kgs… My height is 5’8″ . I want to reduce my weight. Can these black sesame seeds be a solution for both ? If yes in what dosage should i consume them ? In how much time can I see visible results ?

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  36. sue

    Hi i have grinded black sesame with mustard seeds and ajwain. Taking one spoon every day. Is it ok to take as i have mixed with other herbs. I have high cholesterol and high sugar. Thanks

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  37. Colby

    Answers to common questions:

    AMOUNT: this depends on the person. Sesame seeds are food. 1 teaspoon or 3 tablespoons, doesn’t matter – listen to your body and eat as much as it says is alright.

    HOW?: buy a coffee grinder and turn the sesame seeds (brown or black) into a powder. Scoop it out of the coffee grinder, put into a bowl, and eat it straight. Some people add a little hot water or raw honey and mix it all up.

    Swallowing whole seeds: this is a bad idea. CHEW or GRIND the seeds, for sure. Don’t drink too much water after eating them – let digestion finish first.

    Type: Black sesame is very good, and second best is Brown sesame. White sesame is good for some problems, but not as good for the hair. When in doubt, always use black or brown sesame, not white.

    Fertility: Sesame is great for fertility, especially with a well-rounded diet. Also add sea vegetables to your diet – just a small amount. Nothing fixes infertility like cutting out all the junk food – that has to come first.

    Teeth: Black and Brown sesame has been recorded in Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda to allow for new teeth to grow, IF the proper diet and activities are followed. What these diet and activities are depends on which ancient author you turn to. Simple tooth problems (including pitting and small cavities) can be reversed by using sesame seed paste on the teeth and eating moderate amounts of the same paste. Oil pulling (as per ayurveda) is also a good way to go. Make sure to get high-nutrient foods, or supplement with the nutrients if you don’t get them. Wild food is best – sea vegetables and alfalfa and fresh vegetable juices are also good.

    Hair: How Long: Refer to the article. Everyone is different! Do everything you can to get good nutrition. Eat plant foods a lot, especially green ones. Eat root vegetables like carrot and parsnip and dandelion root. If you take sesame seed as your only cure, chances are your hair color and growth will not return to normal very fast. If you do all of the other stuff while taking sesame (especially eating greens), your hair health will improve much faster.

    NOTE: taking herbal and food medicines like sesame seed will fail if your body is dirty because of junk food and sodas. Eat good food!

    …Hope this helps.

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  38. CSS45

    I am curious about the sesame allergy. My husband has developed an allergy to sesame seeds in just the past two years. He breaks out in hives and red patches all over his body. He is very uncomfortable and itchy but has not experienced breathing problems yet. He breaks out after consuming sesame oil, some Chinese foods and hummus. What is confusing is that he has been able to eat buns with white sesame seeds on them and not have an allergic reaction. Is it possible that he is allergic to black sesame seeds and not white? Are both used in the making of sesame oil and sesame tahini? Is it possible that something used in the processing of sesame seeds could be causing his issue?

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  39. Kats

    Can we consume sesame seeds in summers??? Nd is dat it only helps in your hair growth at scalp or you got hair growth in all ur body?? Or consuming it can lead to facial hair growth also???

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  40. Budge

    Black sesame seeds are sold on iherb.com
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    I use black sesame with coconut oil on my toast every morning and has seen amazing skin and weight differences. The key is to be patient and not worry about the process. Stress reduces its effect.

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  41. Budge

    I usually just grind a teaspoon of black sesame seeds and add it directly to my toast in the morning.

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  42. Penny

    Can I drink a teaspoon of black sesame oil directly in the morning without adverse effects? Is it the same as seeds eaten raw?

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  43. Isa Tahir

    Please advise if black sesame in whatever form is good or bad for consumption for people who have kidney tumor? Thanks in advance.

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  44. Susie

    I have a problem using black sesame seeds. Whenever, I added black sensane seeds in smoothies about 1-2 teasppons. After drinking the smoothie, I get a cramps and concepation for few days. Why it happenings? Am I suppose to soak it and cook it first before use it?

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  45. Hobo

    I heard that if you you slightly fry black sesame seeds before taking them, then they could work better for hair.

    My I ask, is this true?

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