Chewing on roasted sesame seeds – either white or brown – as per ayurvedic tradition, is one effective remedy to not just improve the bowel movements but also strengthen teeth and gums.
Teeth and gum health needs more than just regular brushing. They need to be strengthened with calcium-rich foods.
As per Ayurveda massage therapist Niti Sheth, chewing roasted sesame seeds early in the morning helps strengthen the teeth and improve receding gums.
After chewing, brush your teeth again with a soft toothbrush, without using toothpaste or toothpowder.Sheth mentioned
Why sesame seeds?
As sesame seeds are rich in calcium, they preserve the bone around the teeth and gums. They also help slough off plaque while helping build tooth enamel.
Benefits of chewing sesame seeds
- Chewing roasted sesame seeds early in the morning helps in stimulating the liver and stomach and improves the digestive fire.
- They help strengthen bones, teeth, and hair.
- Their unctuous property helps treat dry constipation in elderly and vata individuals.
- The seeds can also help soothe a dry and hacking cough.
SOURCE : THE INDIAN EXPRESS