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Sesamum indicum, sesame

Botanical names: Sesamum indicum, Dysosmon amoenum, Sesamum africanum, Sesamum occidentalis, Sesamum oleiferum, Sesamum orientale, Volkameria orientalisPedaliaceae
Common names
English: sesame
Spanish: sésamo, ajonjolí
French: sésame
German: Sesam
Active constituents: Lignans (pinoresinol, lariciresinol) sesamin, sesamolin, sesamol, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin E


Sesamum indicum, sesame
Sesamum indicum, sesame
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants

Sesamum indicum, sesame
Sesamum indicum, sesame flower
 
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