Pleasant nutty aroma and flavor when roasted. Traditionally used as an emollient or laxative if constipation is caused by inactivity. Has potential to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In traditional Chinese medicine, sesame seeds fortify both the liver and the kidneys, relieve blurry vision, tinnitus, and dizziness. Found in Middle Eastern, Chinese, Japanese and Far Eastern cuisine. Add to stir fry, breads and crackers, hummus, or make your own gomasio.