Sesame is a medicinal plant, also known as sesame, widely used as a home remedy for constipation or to combat hemorrhoids.

Its scientific name isSesamum indicumand can be purchased in some markets, health food stores, street markets and in handling pharmacies.

What sesame is for

Sesame is used to help treat constipation, hemorrhoids, bad cholesterol and excess blood sugar. In addition, it improves skin elasticity, delays the appearance of gray hair and strengthens tendons and bones.

Sesame properties

The properties of sesame include its astringent, analgesic, antidiabetic, antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, diuretic, relaxing and repellent properties.

How to use sesame

The used parts of the sesame are its seeds.

Sesame can be used in the preparation of breads, cakes, crackers, soups, salads, yogurt and beans.

Side effects of sesame

The side effect of sesame is constipation when consumed in excess.

Sesame contraindications

Sesame is contraindicated for patients with colitis.

Nutritional information of sesame

ComponentsAmount per 100 g
Energy573 calories
Proteins18 g
Fats50 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Fibers12 g
Vitamin A9 UI
Calcium975 mg
Iron14.6 mg
Magnesium351 mg