According to ayurveda Practitioner’s, sesame seeds containing sesamol has not only revealed anti-oxidant properties, but the ingredient could be used as panacea for management of obesity cases. Talking to reporters after delivering special lecture on ‘Treating Obesity – Ayurvedic Perspective’, organised by Department of Rasa Shastra, Banaras Hindu University in the series of lectures to mark 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Pt Madan Mohan Malviya, founder of BHU on Saturday, Dr Mukund Sabnis, ayurveda expert from Aurangabad (Maharastra) said that initially, the anti-oxidant properties in sesame oil were recommended for management of ageing cases, but extensive research showed its use in management of obesity cases. The sesamolinol, which is derived after hydroxylation, is used only once in a day in liquid form and it gives energy worth 800 calories. The requirement of extra calories for the day could be compensated with chapati and dal, and it could reduce weight up to nine kilo in six days, he said. Saying that the use of sesame oil (sesamolinol) has already shown reduction of over 30 kilos in more than 3,000 patients across the country, the ayurveda expert from Maharastra also claimed that 10 kilo weightloss has been registered in nearly 10,000 patients in the country. Stressing that there are no serious side effects of the sesame oil, he also added that nausea, headache and slight hair fall has been reported in around 10 per cent of the patients. Even, garlic chutney (prepared from the paste of garlic and jeera) could be used to control weight, provided it is consumed within seven minutes of crushing of garlic, he said. It may be mentioned here that obesity has turned out to be world wide problem with India projected to become diabetic capital of the world by 2025. As per studies of Dr Sabnis, as many as 18 per cent of Punjabis fall in the category of obesity, followed by Marathis. The Keralites are least obese in the country.
Source : The Times Of India