Gingelly Chekku oil is also called a�?sesame oila�� . Considered to be sacred and ideal for the Lamp, Gingelly oil is used in most temples in India. The nature of sesame oil is a�?Satvica�?, meaning pure. Sesame oil lamp fire has reduced soot while burning.
Gingelly oil is used extensively in South Indian cooking. For thousands of years, it was observed to bring many health benefits. Sesame seeds were one of the first crops processed for oil as well as one of the earliest condiments. In fact, the word a�?ennaia�� that means oil in Tamil language has its roots in the Tamil words a�?eLa�? and a�?neia�?, which mean sesame and fat. Research in Japan has shown that a diet rich in sesamin, a natural phytoestrogen found in sesame oil, reduces the risk of renal hypertension and cardiac disease.
Sesame oil is also rich in oleic acid, the major constituent of olive oil. Sesame oil is an aid to digestion, stimulate blood circulation benefits the nervous system and has natural antioxidants present in it. Sesame oil makes ideal massage oil because of its excellent emollient properties.