Jaggery and Sesame A druids potion
Sesame seeds and jaggery is combined in many parts of the world to make a type of ball. In India, they are popularly called “ladoo.” Traditionally they are made around a new harvesting season – Makar Sankranti in India. It is the date when the Sun starts its transition toward the North signally a shift from winter to warmer days.

Sesame seeds contain something known as sesamin. Sesamin is a type of lignan, which helps your body reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Inflammation, as you know by now, is the mother of many diseases that afflict humanity. Oxidative stress produces free radicals which in turn causes a host of conditions, including cancer.

Consuming sesame has been shown to increase the production of certain enzymes that improve the functioning of your liver. When this happens, the fat in your body is reduced. Another benefit of consuming sesame is a reduction in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Sesamin, once ingested, helps reduce the thickness of your artery walls, which has a direct benefit in improving your blood pressure. Sesame has several antioxidants, namely sesaminol, sesamolinol, sesamolin besides sesamin, all of which help reduce LDL or your bad cholesterol.

Ayurveda has been using sesame oil to help remove energy flow and remove impurities from the body. Using sesame oil for oil-pulling has repeatedly shown to be effective in reducing bacteria and plaque from the mouth. By the way, when you take an injection that is injected into your muscle, the solvent used is made from sesame oil.

If this is not enough, sesame has carbohydrates, fibre, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, pottasium, sodium, zinc, copper, selenium and folate.

I recently asked my mother, who was suffering from joint pains to have a jaggery and sesame “ladoo” or ball. Within a week, her joint pains had vanished with no other intervention or medication. Sweet craving anyone?

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