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Scientific name of Sesame: Sesamum indicum 

Name of Sesame in different languages:-

English: Gingely, Gingelly, Ajonjoli

Sanskrit: Thil - तिल

Hindi: Til- तिल

Malayalam: Ellu എള്ള്

Plant Description:-

Sesame plant is an annual herb, growing up to the height of 1 m., leaves are small and green in color and hairy, flowers are either white or pink, seeds are contained in a pod, sized 1-1.5 inch long, it is cultivated for Sesame oil

Useful plant parts:

Oil, leaf, stem

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongates Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 long-tapered  Margin_Entire  Venation-reticulate


Medicinal uses:

Oil of seeds is as a mediator (base) to prepare many Ayurveda oils.

Chemical contents:

Pinoresinol and Lariciresinol

How to prepare medicines:

Sesame is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-


Anu Thailam  Grahanimihira Taila   Narayana thailam 
Apamarga Kshara taila  Guduchyadi Tailam  Neelibhringadi thailam 
Arimedadi Thailam  Gulgulu marichadi Thailam  Neelolpaladi thailam 
Arukaladi Thailam Himasagara Tailam  Nirgundi thailam 
Asana Eladi Thailam  Jathyadi thailam  Panchamla Thailam 
Asana Manishtadi Oil  Karanja Tailam  Panchavalkadi Thailam 
Asana Manjishtadi Thailam  Karpasathyadi Tailam  Pinda thailam  
Asana Vilwadi Thailam  Kasisadi Tailam   Pippaliyadi thailam 
Asaneladi Thailam  Keshamrith Thailam  Prameha Mihira Taila 
Ashwagandha Thailam  Kottamchukkadi Thaialam  Prasarani Kuzhambu 
Bala Ashwagandadi tailam  Ksheerabala Thailam  Prasariniyadi Thailam
Bala Thailam  Kubja Prasarini Tailam  Rasnadi Thailam 
Balahatadi tailam  Kumkumadi Thailam  Sahacharadi Kuzhambu 
Balaswagandhadi Thailam  Kunjunniyadi Tailam  Sahacharadi Thailam 
Balathyadi Thailam  Kurumthotti Enna  Seethamsu Tailam 
Bhringamalakadi Taila  Lakshadi Oil  Shangapushpi Tailam 
Bhringaraja Taila  Maha Vishagarbha Tailam  Sudhabala Thailam  
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam  Mahalakshadi Thailam  Tekaraja Thailam  
Chandanadi Thailam  Mahamasha Thailam   Tenginpushpadi Thailam 
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil  Mahanarayana Thailam   Triphaladi Thailam 
Chinchadi Thailam  Maharajaprasarini Thailam  Vacha Lasunadi thailam 
Chinchady Kuzhambu  Manjishtadi Thailam  Vachadi thailam 
Danwantharam Thailam  Marichadi Thailam  Vajraka Thailam  
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu  Marma thailm  Vasachandanadi Thailam
Dhurdhurapatradi Thailam  Medhavi Thailam  Vathavidamsini thailam 
Eladi Thailam  Mushikadi Taila  Vilwapachottiyadi Thailam 
Eladi Velichenna  Nagaradi Thailam  Vishnu Thailam 
Gandha Thailam  Nalpamaradi Thailam  Vyaghri Taila  
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