Sesamum indicum medicinal uses

Sesamum indicum L.

In this article we will discuss about the sesamum indicum:- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English name: Sesame
  • Tamil name: Ellu, El, Tilam
  • Hindi name: Safed til

Scientific name

  • Name: Sesamum indicum L.
  • Family: Pedaliaceae (sesame family)
  • Synonyms: Sesamum orientale, Sesamum mulayanum

Sesamum indicum medicinal uses

  • A paste of sesame mixed with ghee and honey and applied over the wound
  • The powder of sesame is taken with hot water after food will increase digeston.
  • Oil of sesame is applied over skin in Vata skin diseases
  • Daily usage of sesame oil improves hair growth
  • The leaves are rich in a gummy matter and when mixed with water they form a rich bland mucilage that is used in the treatment of infant cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, catarrh and bladder problems.
  • The oil is laxative and also promotes menstruation.
  • The plant oil mixed with lime water is used externally to treat burns, boils and ulcers.
  • The root decoction is used to treat asthma and coughs.

Other uses

  • Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from seeds.
  • Oil is also used in soap making, paints, lighting, as a lubricant and a carrier of pharmaceutical drugs etc.
  • The oil can also be used in barrier creams to protect the skin from harmful UV light radiation.
  • The dry stalks are used as fuel and as a construction material for building shelters.

Sesamum indicum photos

Sesamum indicum

Sesamum indicum fruit

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