Latin Name

Sesamum indicum

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Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Vata. When used with appropriate herbs Balances all three doshas

Properties and Uses

It has nourishing effect on nervous system. Massage with medicated sesamum oil is effective in neuromuscular disorders with loss of function and weakness like palsies, fractures. Oil is used for external application on ulcers and wounds due to its healing properties. It acts as hair tonic and is commonly used ingredient in hair oils. It has astringent action and is used in treatment of bleeding piles. In diabetes it reduces frequency of micturition and restores the strength due to its nourishing properties. It is used in skin disorders especially associated with dry skin.

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