तिलः  - Sesamum indicum


Name - तिलः

Botanical name - Sesamum indicum

Description - Erect, herbs. Leaves simple, variable, lobed or pedatisect. Flowers white or pink, in axillary racemes. Capsule oblong- quadrangular, deeply 4-grooved? seeds black, brown or white.

Chemical Constituents- Leaves contain flavonoid glucoside Pedalin. Seeds yield oil containing Sesamin and Sesamolin.

Use - Seeds emollient, galactogogue, diuretic. Seed paste applied to piles. Seeds yield a fatty oil called Sesame oil, gingelly oil or Til oil, also yields volatile oil. Fresh leaves used in ophthalmic and cutaneous complaints.

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