The Best Way to Apply Sesame Oil for Pain

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Sesame oil is widely used in China and India to treat a number of health problems, both internally and externally. How sesame oil is applied depends on your problem and where it needs to be used. For example, it might need to be diluted or applied with a wet cotton pad in some cases, while in others it might be applied with a vigorous massage.


Step 1

Apply sesame oil directly on the skin to massage sore muscles and tendons. According to an article in Positive Health Online, the oil will help detoxify the deep layers of the skin and muscles, improving circulation and loosening tight muscles. For more comfort, the oil can be warmed up for 10 to 20 seconds in the microwave.

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Step 2

Add a few drops of frankincense essential oil to a quarter cup of sesame oil and use it to rub around joints and bones to treat arthritic pain. Essential oil of ginger can increase circulation, so it can also be added to the mix if you want to treat sore muscles surrounding the joint.

Step 3

Wet clean cotton pads or sterile gauze with sesame oil to treat vaginal irritation. Insert the pads into the vaginal canal to increase lubrication and reduce pain during intercourse. This remedy is especially useful during menopause, as sesame oil has estrogen-like effects.

Step 4

Warm some sesame oil by rubbing it in between your palms and apply it to your abdomen to ease the pain and discomfort associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). For serious cramps and pain, massage your stomach with the warm oil for several minutes.


Step 5

Rinse your mouth and throat with sesame oil, or mix it with water if the oil alone makes you gag, to reduce bacteria. This could be helpful in treating throat infections or reducing tooth pain. For tooth pain, you can also rub some oil directly on the gums, over the problem tooth.

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