I appreciate all that information Molly, I love sesame oil, its my favorite. I wonder how much of the oil is needed to affect blood pressure. I rarely prepare fried foods myself. I do oil pulling with sesame, then sesame with two drops of Lugol'sIodine solution, but generally do not swallow or take the oil orally. I wonder if taking a teaspoon or two might help? My blood pressure has started to go up again, and I want to try to get it down without medication if possible.