Goma Mugicha: Benefits of Sesame Barley Tea

In modern times, many people are suffering from high blood pressure. To prevent the disease, having good eating habits are essential.

For example, foods packed with DHA and EPA, potassium, polyphenol, and carotenoid are effective in bringing down blood pressure.

Sesame Seeds for High Blood Pressure

Sesame Seeds

Additionally, if I give another example of foods that improve high blood pressure, sesame seeds are well known for being effective against the condition.

Sesame contains three components with good effects on blood pressure: linoleic acid, sesamin, and sesame peptide.

Linoleic acid

The oil/fat component of sesame seeds is a rich source of linoleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid that can’t be produced in the human body.

Taking the right amount of linoleic acid is said to lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL-Co) in the blood, which results in improving high blood pressure.


Cholesterol is a substance produced in the liver, and if its function weakens, that causes an increase in the production of bad cholesterol (LDL-Co).

Sesamin in sesame helps normalize the liver function and the production balance between beneficial cholesterol (HDL-Co) and bad cholesterol (LDL-Co), which, as a result, improves high blood pressure.

Sesame Peptide

Sesame peptide has the action of blocking the activity of enzymes producing a substance that narrows the blood vessel. 

In other words, the component of sesame seeds helps prevent blood pressure from increasing.

Suntory Goma Mugicha Sesame Barley Tea

Suntory Goma Mugicha Sesame Barley Tea

As you can see from the above, sesame is effective in high blood pressure. And for improving slightly high blood pressure, I recommend “Goma Mugicha (胡麻麦茶)” or sesame barley tea.

This sesame barley tea from Suntory is a government-approved beverage for specified health uses, packed with plenty of sesame peptides.


If you want to see its effect of lowering blood pressure, you need to drink one bottle (350ml) daily for at least four weeks. 


Since the Suntory Goma Mugicha is easy to drink and tastes good, you can drink it every day with pleasure.


Those who are pregnant or whose kidney function is low should consult a doctor before drinking the tea.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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