Latin: Sesamum indicum DC. (S. orientale, S.trifoliatum, S luteum)
Part Used: Seed, oil, leaf. There are three varieties; black, white, red (or brown). White has most oil, black is best for healing
Habitat: Small bush throughout India
Energetics: Sweet-hot-sweet V- PK+
Tissues: All, especially bone
Systems: Excretory, reproductive, urinary, respiratory
Action: Seeds—laxative, emollient, demulcent, diuretic, promote ojas, nourishing, galactogogue, emmenagogue, nutritive tonic, rejuvenative.
Uses: Seeds—excellent rejuvenative tonic for Váyu doßhas, bones and teeth; hemorrhoids, dysentery, constipation (decoction or sweets); decoction with linseed for cough, aphrodisiac; as a paste, with butter for bleeding hemorrhoids; powder for amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea (and a warm hip bath with a handful of seeds placed in the water); poultice applied externally to ulcers, burns, and scalds. Applying the oil to the body and head is useful for Váyu doßhas, calming, giving nutrition, antioxidant properties, dry skin, ulcers, oozing wounds, with equal parts of lime juice for burns and scalds, on eyelids for eye problems; cooking/frying. Ingesting oil—gonorrhea. Leaves— mucilage for dysentery, cholera infantum, etc. Decoction from leaves and root—hair wash, blackens hair, promotes hair growth. Sesame stalks are good food for cows.
Spiritual Uses: Sattwic (holy)—good for yogis (up to one ounce daily)
Preparation: Decoction, sweets, paste, poultice, powder, medicated oil
Precaution: Large doses may cause abortion; obesity, hight pitta
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