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Arabic Name : Juljulaann, Simsim, Duhn al-hall, Seeraj, Sheeraj (Oil)
Bengali Name : Tilagachh
Chinese Name : Hei zhi ma, Zi ma zi, Moa, Mua chi
English Name : Sesame, Gingelly
French Name : Sesamé
German Name : Sesam
Gujarati Name : Til
Hindi Name : Til, Tilli
Kannada Name : Ellu
Latin name : Sesamum indicum Linn.
Marathi Name : Tila, Til
Persian Name : Kunjad, Shamshak
Punjabi Name : Til
Sanskrit Name : Tila, Tilaha, Tir
Urdu Name : Kunjad, Til
Recommended Dosage: 5 g powder of dried seeds.
Contraindication: The seeds have no known warnings or contraindications.
The seeds are antiinflammatory, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, galactagogue, laxative, nourishing, nutritive, rejuvenative and tonic. Used in cough, amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea. Sesame seeds are rich in calcium which is useful in male infertility by replenishing what is lost in ejaculation. They have a marked ability to stimulate the production of breast milk in nursing mothers. The seed acts as a tonic for the liver and kidneys. It is taken internally in the treatment of premature hair loss and greying, convalescence, chronic dry constipation, osteoporosis, stiff joints, dry cough etc.
The oil is used as a base for floral oils and as a hair tonic in many oils meant for hair. It darkens premature graying hair. It is also applied in arthritis, rheumatism, joint pains and cellulite along with other ingredients. The oil is laxative and is used to treat dry constipation in the elderly.