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Sesame oil is one of the cooking oil used in the human diet since ancient times. Sesame oil is obtained from seeds of Sesamum indicum cultivated throughout the world. Sesamin and sesamol are antioxidant lignans present as rich concentration in sesame oil. Beneficial effect of sesame oil and its antioxidant lignans reported by researchers in various experimental animals and human models. The aim of this review to discuss the accumulating evidence that suggests that sesame oil possess a diverse range of biological action and may be beneficial for human to deviate from various diseases.


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Mohamed Saleem T.S, Madhusudhana Chetty C, & Kavimani S. (2012). Nutraceutical value of sesame oil – An update. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(4), 650-656. Retrieved from