COMMON NAME: Sesame
OTHER NAME: Tila, Gingelly.
BOTANICAL NAME: Sesamum indicum L.
PLANT FAMILY: Pedaliaceae
SYNONYMS: Sesamum orientale Linn..
OVERVIEW: Sesamum indicum (sesame) is an important food, oil, medicinal and religious crop in India.
INTRODUCTION: An erect, glandular-pubescent, annual herb up to 95 cm tall, branching from the base. Fruits quadrangular, oblong, compressed capsules, deeply 4-grooved, dehiscent to half way down. Seeds many, obovoid, compressed, black or white.
PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Sesamin, sesamolin, sesamol, sesami indicin, oleic acid, ɑ- and β-tocopherols, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, arachic acid, glycerol, calcium, vitamin E.
PARTS USED: Seeds.
PRECAUTIONS: None known.
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