Sesamum indicum, Sesamum orientale, Sesamum trifoliatum, Sesamum luteum
Tila, Oil Plant, Vangloe,Tilseed ,Teel,Teel-Seed,gingili,gingellies
Sesame is an ancient plant (documented as far back as 1800 b.c)
respiratory disorders, eye-infections Digestive, aromatic, antispasmodic Til Parts
laxative, emollient, demulcent, diuretic, promote ojas, nourishing, galactagogue, emmenagogue, nutritive tonic, rejuvenative.
Excellent rejuvenative tonic for Vayu doshas, bones and teeth; hemorrhoids, dysentery, constipation (decoction or sweets); decoction with linseed for cough, aphrodisiac; as a paste, with butter for bleeding hemorrhoids.
for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea (and a warm hip bath with a handful of seeds placed in the water). Poultice applied externally to ulcers, bums, and scalds.
Applying the oil to the body and head is useful for calming, giving nutrition, anti-oxidant properties, dry skin, ulcers, oozing wounds, with equal parts of limejuice for bums and scalds, on eyelids for eye problems.
Demulcent: Ayurvedic Applications:
mucilage for dysentery, cholera infantum, etc. Decoction from leaves and root-hair wash, blackens hair, promotes hair growth.
Decoction, sweets, paste, poultice, powder, medicated oil
doses may cause abortion, obesity, high Pitta: USE WITH CAUTION.
No information about the safety of this herb is available.
Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others, to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.
Descriptions from the net differ:
1."Constituents of the oil include olein, stearin, palmitin, myristin, linolein, sesamin, and sesamolin (14.1-35)"
2." Interestingly, nutrients from one seed to another vary, but they all contain protein, oils (oleic acid, liuoleic acid, palmitoleic acid, araehidic acid and tetracosanoic acid) lecithin, minerals (Ca, P, K, Fe) saccharide, cellulose, VB2, VE, niacin, folic acid, sterol, sesamd, sesamin and cytochrome C."
If you tour via the links on the Sesame Article (textual version) page, you will find diverse information.
Source: Medline Plus Dictionary Online
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