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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

An important drug of Ayurveda - Sesamum indicum linn


1 Associate Professor Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India
2 Professor Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India

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Sesame (SesamumindicumsL) seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. In fact, its history as a medicine goes back 3600 years to Egyptian times where it was listed in the scrolls of the Ebers as a favored medicine. Also, women in ancient Babylon were believed to use a mixture of honey and sesame seeds (halva) to prolong youth and beauty, and Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Ayurvedic knowledge says that the sesame's (Til) survivor nature imparts a special strength to those who use it for medicine. Ayurveda knows sesame as a strengthener. Its luscious, unctuous nature fortifies immunity, protects those with debility, and deeply feeds bodily tissue.


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