Sesamum Indicum

Scientific Name: Sesamum Indicum L.
Synonyms: Sesamum Orientale L., Sesamum Moench
English Name: Sesame
Other Names in English:
Family: Pedaliaceae

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Product Details

Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and moist.
It contains Vitamin C.
1- Eat it. It is nourishing, diuretic and emollient, useful for softening the chest and clears the voice, relieves cramps and obstruction, prescribed for rheumatism, insentience, paralysis, constipation, hypotension and uterine diseases.
2- If you eat a lot of roasted sesame, it is useful to abort a dead baby.
3- Brew it mixed with chickpeas and drink it. It is emmenagogue.
4- Eat its pounded sip with the rock candy for a while. To relieve stomach and esophagus burn, stomach and intestines laxative and expel kidney stones.
5- Pound eight grams of it with 4 grams of walnut and eat it. Stops hemorrhoid bleeding.
6- Eat it with flax seeds. It is useful for strengthening sexual power and increasing sperm.
7- Pound it well and eat it with vinegar. It is useful for relieving colic and bites of horned snakes.
8- Its poultice dissolves swellings and softens the skin, removes the bruising of the skin, is useful for removing nerve knots and burns from fire, and prevents blister after burning, and relieves pain and irritation.
Note: It is slow to digest.
Modifier: It is honey.


It is a plant from the genus Snapdragonto and genus Pedaliaceae, an annual plant whose plant height is 60-150 centimeters. The leaves have petiole, ovate, slender, and pointed. The flowers are white or red and appear singly next to the leaves at the end of the stem. The fruit is like a capsule that contains about two hundred sesame seeds with different colors of white, black, brown and similar to flaxseed, but smaller than that. The main homeland of this plant is India, but its different cultivars are planted in Iran and other parts of the world.

Chemical Constituents

The seeds yield about 50% fixed oil, 22-25% proteins and upto 8% mucilage. The oil, a pale yellow odourless and tasteless liquid, consists of 45% oleic, 40% linoleic, 10% palmitic, 4% stearic and traces of arachidic and myristic acid glycerides. Also present in the oil is a phenol, sesamol, produced by the hydrolysis of a lignan, sesamolin.

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