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What is a sesame plant? The uses of sesame buds

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 What is a sesame plant?  The uses of sesame buds

Sesame is known as an ornamental plant with many feng shui meanings and is present everywhere. But in fact, not everyone knows about this plant. So What is a sesame plant?? What are the uses of sesame? Please take a look at the following article.

Sesame buds are grown quite popularly in Vietnam
Sesame buds are grown quite popularly in Vietnam

What is a sesame plant?

Loc mung (Barringtonia acutangula) originates from Australia, the Philippines, Queensland, …. These are all moist soils in the South Asian sea area.

Barringtonia acutangula is a perennial, woody plant that can be quite rough in surface and up to 10m tall. The body of sesame buds when mature is gray-brown in color and the canopy is quite wide. Sesame plant belongs to the group of single-leaved plants, the leaves are slightly pointed, the surface is smooth, and the veins are clearly prominent. Sesame leaves, when tasted, have a rather acrid taste. People often use sesame leaves as a cooking ingredient such as eating raw, cooking sour soup, …

Sesame buds usually grow in clusters at the top of the branches and fall down. The flower size is quite small, usually red in color and has a characteristic fragrance. Sesame buds are usually long in shape and have single seeds.

Where is the sesame plant distributed?

Almost all countries in South Asia have sesame buds. Including countries such as Cambodia, Laos, India, Thailand, Myanmar, etc. In Vietnam, sesame buds are present everywhere from open forests, plains to midlands. They often appear in areas with water such as lakes, ponds, etc.

Sesame seeds are widely distributed in Asia and many areas in Vietnam
Sesame seeds are widely distributed in Asia and many areas in Vietnam

Every July is the time when the sesame buds bloom and about 2 months later, the sesame buds come in the fall. While the stem is dried for use, the pods are usually used fresh.

Uses of sesame buds

Sesame plant has many uses for humans. In addition to being ornamental, this plant is also used as medicine to treat diseases, bring feng shui meaning, make food ….

  1. Medicinal uses of sesame plant

In Oriental Medicine, Barringtonia acutangula It has an average, sweet taste that has an effect on many parts of the human body such as waste, liver, kidney, spleen. Sesame seeds are often used for people with physical weakness, poor health, premature graying of hair.

For digestive diseases such as dysentery, diarrhea, dyspepsia, etc., just take the sesame leaf and drink it, it will quickly heal. Sesame root is also very effective for common diseases such as cough, phlegm, fever, heat in the body, high blood sugar, etc. New-born women with blocked milk can also use sesame buds to treat. In addition, the sesame fruit also helps to eliminate worms, supplement bile, …

All parts of the sesame plant have medicinal uses
All parts of the sesame plant have medicinal uses

In particular, sesame wine, if used properly, will help treat swollen gums, gingivitis, toothache very effectively. Mixing sesame seeds with ginger juice is also a very good cold remedy. The bark of sesame is especially effective for malaria or as a body cooling water.

What does feng shui mean?

The trunk and base of the tree Sesame fortune The flowers are very beautiful while the flowers give off a fragrant aroma, so they are often used as a landscape for the garden. Not only that, the sesame tree also brings many feng shui meanings, so it is loved by the owner. A lush, many-flowered sesame tree will bring good luck to the grower. The red color of the sesame flower means to bring joy, prosperity, and fortune.

The large sesame buds with strong sesame corners show the steadfastness and difficulty of change of the owner. Many families grow large sesame buds with the wish that their members live a long, peaceful and happy family.

Sesame seeds have a beautiful shape and bring many feng shui meanings
Sesame seeds have a beautiful shape and bring many feng shui meanings

Sesame tree is a perennial plant and is not picky about the climate. With a beautiful, fragrant appearance, sesame buds contain many auspicious meanings for the owner. This is the kind of tree that every family should own.

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