Sesamum indicum is being cultivated for as long as 5000 years. Its use in the field of medicine dates back to 3600 years, during the era of Egyptian civilization. The women of those times used a mixture of these seeds and honey to enhance their beauty and to regain youth (you can try it too). For the Roman soldiers this mixture was used as a tonic to regain strength. Because of its medicinal properties it is extensively being used in Indian Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine. A lot of scientific discoveries have been made regarding its health benefits for the past two decades.