Background: Nowadays, sesamol has emerged as an effective adjuvant therapeutic
agent in the anticipation and therapy of various diseases. Sesamol, a natural phenolic compound is
a major lignan isolated from the seeds of Sesamum indicum and sesame oil. Sesame oil is well
known for its nutritional as well as their health-promoting properties.
Methods: Several studies revealed that sesamol possesses significant antifungal, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, and free radical scavenging, anticancer, neuroprotective, cardioprotective, antiaging,
hepatoprotective and antidiabetic activity, etc.
Results: The present review highlights the potential of sesamol as a novel medicinal agent for the
treatment of numerous types of ailment.
Conclusion: This review article also provides a brief idea about its uses, ethnomedicinally and
commercially important analytical techniques, and its pharmacological activities.