Sesamum indicum L. (= S. orientale L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 133

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scientific name

Sesamum indicum L. (= S. orientale L.)
status

 

Sesamum indicum L. (= S. orientale L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: hnan, hmam-gyi. English: sesame.

Range.

Tropics. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Seed, Oil: Emollient, nutritive, expectorant, laxative, diuretic, abortive (in large doses), antirheumatic, and emmenagogue. The black seeds are preferred.

Notes.

In India the seed is used in a "poultice applied externally to ulcers; for piles; as an emmenagogue in a decoction; for a lactagogue, emollient, diuretic, and tonic. Seeds and oil are mixed with other medicines for use as a demulcent for urinary problems and dysentery" ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of this species in China as well as the general medicinal uses of the species.

Reported chemical constituents include fixed oil, lethicin, choline, phytin, globulin, sesamin, and the amino acid arginine ( Perry 1980, Duke and Ayensu 1985).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Sesamum