Sesame was used by people because it is a rich source of potassium and magnesium.Actually, it is included in the list of medicinal drugs in the scrolls of the Ebers Papyrus dated to be over 3600 years old. Also, women in Babylon believed that the “sesame-honey” mixture can keep them young and beautiful. Even Roman soldiers ate this mixture to give them strength and energy.
Sesame and honey mixture was mentioned in Homer’s Iliad for the first time. It was believed that Greek soldiers such as Achilles were eating this mixture before going to a battle to give them strength and energy. Sesame and honey cookies were even mentioned by the first historian, Herodotus.
So, this perfect combination of sesame and honey has a lot of health benefits. It can be used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, to improve blood circulation and to prevent from cancer. It is also very efficient in treating depression and fatigue. All in all, this mixture is perfect for your entire body.
This recipe is very old and popular, so you should definitely try these cookies.
- 1 cup of sesame seeds
- 1 cup of honey
- You can also add: olive oil, almonds, walnuts, lemon or orange juice, cinnamon.
How to make and use
Spread the sesame seeds in a pan and put them in the oven for about 5 minutes. You want them to get a bit of color but not too brown. Then pour the honey in medium sauce pan and heat it until it becomes thick. Pour the toasted sesame seeds, lower the heat and stir. Heat the mixture for about 5-10 minutes . Then, line a pan with a baking paper and pour the mixture, place another sheet of baking paper on top and spread out the sesame-honey mix with a rolling pin. Let it cool for about 15 minutes and then cut it in small bars. Keep the bars in the fridge.
If you want, you can add some other ingredients such as walnuts, almonds or you can simply mix the sesame seeds with olive oil before mixing them with honey.
If you suffer from anemia this is a great recipe for you. All the ingredients are a rich source of iron and they can help you in treating this condition.
Cacao, sesame seeds and honey (Recipe)
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons of Tahini (condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds)
- vanilla extract
How to make and use
Mix all the ingredients with a wooden spoon (because of the honey).Take several tablespoons of this mixture daily. Once you eat it you should drink a lemonade or Vitamin C for better iron absorption.
Sesame seeds and honey for potency (Recipe)
Even in ancient times young women regularly took sesame mixed with honey to stimulate the glands and to enhance the sexual pleasure.
According to some doctors, explained in their latest researches, sesame and honey, affect on the mood, regulate the fatigue and affect on potency, both, in men and women. By using these two products you can reduce stress and you can become more vital and vigorous.
How to make:
It is a very simple and easy recipe, you should just add some ground sesame seeds and honey in a bowl and mix them well until you get a homogeneous mixture. You can make any shape you want and then put them in the fridge. According to experts, by consuming few of these cookies daily you can significantly improve your mood and potency.