Annual herb with medicinal properties. Seed oil is used for food and skin care and has a rich tradition of medicinal use


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About Sesamum indicum

A small, erect, branched herb. Leaves are an Opposite or upper alternate, lanceolate, entire, lower often cut, lower surface tuberculous. The inflorescence is Axillary solitary. Flowers are Pinkish-purple, pedicellate, pedicels short with 2 extra-floral nectaries at the base. Calyx deeply 5-partite.

Corolla bilabiate, personate, tubular, the lower of 3 segments, the middle lobe is the largest and marked with deep purple color, hairy outside. Stamens 4, didynamous.Staminodes present. Ovary 2 celled, style long, stigma 2 lipped. Fruit is with Capsule 4-angled, hairy, valves opening half way down, gaping, seeds flat, black or white. Flowering and Fruiting on August to October. The leaves and seed are astringent.

The leaves are rich in a gummy matter and when mixed with water they form a rich bland mucilage that is used in the treatment of infant cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, catarrh and bladder troubles.

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Is this plant low maintenance.

Rakesh Kumar

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