Sesamum indicum Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Sesamum indicum Linn. is aslo known as Sesamum orientale Linn., belongs to Pedaliaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Simsim.
The English Names for this herb are Gingeli Seeds, Sesame.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Kunjad, Til, Tir.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Sesamum indicum Linn. are Abortifacient, Anti-oxidant, Aphrodisiac, Demulcent, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Emollient, Fattening, Glutinous, Lactagogue, Laxative, Resolvent, Styptic.


  • Aphrodisiac
  • Fattening
  • Nourishing

  • Oil:
  • Anti-haemorrhagic
  • Demulcent
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Emollient
  • Fattening
  • Glutinous
  • Lactagogue
  • Laxative
  • Resolvent
  • Styptic

  • Indications

    The Indications of Sesamum indicum Linn. are Cough, General Weakness, Laryngitis, Bleeding Piles, Piles, Pharyngitis, Sexual Debility, Inflammations, Chest Affections.

    The Indications of Seeds of Sesamum indicum Linn. are Skin Troubles, Ophthalmic Disorders, Constipation, Dysentery.

    The Indications of Oil of Sesamum indicum Linn. are Urinary Complaints, Asthma, Amenorrhoea, Gonorrhoea, Headache, Dry Cough, Burns.

    The Indications of Flower of Sesamum indicum Linn. are Degenerative Neuritis, Neuroparalysis, Hypertension, Anuria, Cachexia, Impotency, Uteritis, Vertigo.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Sesamum indicum Linn..


    The Temperament of Sesamum indicum Linn. is 2nd order, warm and moist.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    DAWA-E-TAKOREHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-AZAMHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    LABOOB-E-KABIR MUQQUAWIE BAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MAJUN SALIBHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    MARHAM DAKHLIYOONHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    QAIROOTI ARD KRISNA OINTMENTHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN BAIZA MURGHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN LABOOB-E-SABAAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-BABOONAHHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-GULHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-KUNJADHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    ROGHAN-E-SURANJANHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    SOMINAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TAMINAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
    TILA MUQQAWI-E-KHASHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Sesamum indicum Linn. is used in the preparation of Lubub Kabir, Lubub Saghir, Ma'jun Raig Mahi, Marham Dakhliyun, Qairooti Arad Krasna, Roghan Amla Khas, Roghan Gul Akh, Roghan Henna, Roghan Kalan, Roghan Kuchla, Roghan Seer, Roghan Turb, Zimad Bawasir compounds.


    Whole Herb7.000g - 12.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Sesamum indicum Linn.. An erect, branched or unbranched annual, 60-180 cm high, leaves 7.5-12.5 cm; simple or, when variable with upper ones narrowly oblong, middle ones ovate and toothed and the lower ones lobate tri-foliolate or palmatisect; flowers white, pink or mauve-pink with darker markings, borne in racemes, in the leaf axiis, fruit capsular, oblong-quadrangular, slightly compressed, deeply 4-grooved, 1.5-5 cm long; seeds black, brown or white, 2.5-3 mm long and c. 1.5 mm broad

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in India, Iran, Pakistan.. This plant also found in some other countries of the world.
    Odor: The odor of Seeds of Sesamum indicum Linn. is Agreeable
    Seeds: Tasty


    No information regarding Sesamum indicum Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Sesamum indicum Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Sesamum indicum Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    Excessive use may cause abortion,hence women with tendency of habitual abortion should avoid its use internally,also may cause flatulence,may cause fattening hence obese persons should avoid its excessive use.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Sesamum indicum Linn.. (work in progress)