Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sesamum orientale

Botanical Name : Sesamum orientale Linn.
Family : Pedaliaceae
SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vanatila, Aranyatila, Snehaphala
AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Madhura
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild sesame
Hindi : Ban til
Malayalam : Kattellu
PLANT DESCRIPTION
An erect annual pubescent herb grows up to 1 meter in height, and branched from the base. Leaves alternate, long petioled, ovate-lanceolate, with wavy margins, Flowers are purplish, arises from leaf axils. Fruits are quadrangular, oblong capsules.
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, pitta, dysentery, nephropathy, skin diseases, hemorrhoids, ulcers and migraine.
Useful part : Whole plant

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