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Herb Information
Name: Sesame
Biological Name: Sesamum indicum, Sesamum orientale, Sesamum trifoliatum, Sesamum luteum

Pedaliaceae

Other Names: Sesame, Tila, Til

Ellu, Snehaphala

Description:

This is a small bush found in India. There are three varieties; black, white, red (or brown). White has most oil, black is best for healing

Parts Used: Seed, oil, leaf
Medicinal Applications

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Seeds: aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, galactogogue,  laxative,   rejuvenative, tonic.

Leaves: demulcent

Uses

amenorrhea
bums
cholera
constipation
cough
dysentery
dysmenorrhea
gonorrhea
hemorrhoids
scalds
ulcers
wounds

Dosage:

Decoction, sweets, paste, poultice, powder, medicated oil

Safety:

Large doses may cause abortion; USE WITH CAUTION.

No information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. 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.

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