Cleopatra’s beautiful skin was due to sesame oil

It is said that sesame is the oldest crop in the world. Sesame oil made due to crushing sesame seeds were used for a wide variety of purposes such as food, medicine, ceremonies and cosmetics throughout the ages.

Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt (69-30 B.C.), obtained sesame oil from the Land of Punt in Eastern Africa – close to the birthplace of sesame, and used it as perfume and one of her cosmetics. Sesame oil might have helped create her beauty.

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