Sesame - Ajonjoli
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Common Name: SESAME
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
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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