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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Sesame - Ajonjoli
(Sesamum indicum)

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Common Name: SESAME
Family: pedaliaceae

Africa, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Germany, Haiti,
Honduras, India, Iraq, Java, Johore,
Kurdistan, Malaya, Mexico, Turkey, Venezuela

abortifacient, anti diarrheal, aphrodisiac, bechic, cathartic,
demulcent, diuretic, emmenagogue, emollient, lactogogue,
laxative, pediculicide, tonic

burns, cancer, catarrh, children's ailments,
colic, common cold, cough, deafness, dysentery,
earache, eruptions, female ailments, labor, leprosy,
ophthalmia, piles, rheumatism, tumor, women's ailments, wounds

alanine, arginine, phenylalanine, vitamin B1,
vitamin E, vitamin T

Indigenous Use: Aztec, Cherokee, Santal

Use: food, medicine


Sesame is an ancient cultivation. Known at least 2 centuries before the birth of Christ,
the Sesame plant had probably its origin in Central Africa; the exact origin cannot be determined today.
Sesame seed is one of the oldest oil plants cultivated both in India and Africa.
It was cultivated for some thousand years in countries between Euphrates and Tigris.
It spread very early to China, Japan and to the Mediterranean countries.

The African slaves brought Sesame seeds to America and they cultivated it in the south,
where it was used to thicken food and to add flavor to their typical African meals.
Nowadays it is an essential condiment in the United States and Europe.

Sesame grows today in all warmer zones near the equator.
Main cultivation areas are in India, China, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico
and is cultivated abundantly in Egypt too.

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Aztec's Use of Sesame

The Aztec would use the seeds as a laxative and the powder as a nutritional food.

Aztec's Method of Use

For Constipation: Boil 30 grams of sesame in 1 liter of water and drink half a glass before breakfast(on an empty stomach)and before sleep.

Sesame seed flour: Toast and add to bread, tortillas, oatmeal, and just about anything you can think of that uses flour.

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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