Sesame


Sesame

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Sesamum indicum L.

Arabic name(s)

Semsem

English name(s)

Sesame

Order

Lamiales

Family

Pedaliaceae

Genus

Sesamum L.

Species

Sesamum indicum L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

True Sesame is an annual herbaceous plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Sesamum genus is native to Africa and few species number occur in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah was sitting near a column narrating to the people the Prophet (may peace be upon him). When he mentioned the inhabitants of Hell “He then described the Path (the Bridge) and the passing of the people over it, and said: I am afraid I may not have remembered (other things) but this much is still in my memory that people would come out of the Hell after having gone into it, and he said: They would come out of it as if they were the wood of the ebony tree (or like bars of smasem). He (the narrator said: They would enter a river, one or the rivers of Paradise, and would bathe in it, and then come out as if they were (white like) paper.” Sahih Muslim, book of Faith.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Seeds

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References