Ses'amum in'dicum; Oleum Sesami, Sesame Oil, Teel Oil, Benne Oil, N.F. -- Padaliaceae. The fixed oil obtained from the seeds of one or more cultivated varieties; India, Africa, cul. In S. United States. Annual herb, 1-1.3 M. (3-4 degrees) high, quadrangular, hairy; leaves lanceolate-ovate; flowers campanulate, 4 Cm. (1 3/5') long, pale purple; fruit, capsule, 2.5-5 Cm. (1-2') long, quadrangular, pericarp leathery, olive-green, dehiscent; seed 5 Mm. (1/5') long, testa thick, yellowish, variegated; contain fixed oil 47-56 p.c., proteins 22 p.c., mucilage 4 p.c., ash 4.8 p.c. Oleum Sesami, pale yellow oily liquid; almost odorless, bland taste, slightly acid, slightly soluble in alcohol, miscible with ether, chloroform, petroleum benzin, carbon disulphide, sp. gr. 0.918; contains triglycerides of oleic (chiefly) and linleic acids 75 p.c., also myristin, palmitin, stearin 20-25 p.c., sesamin. Laxative, demulcent, emolient, nutritious; similar to olive oil, but less agreeable and digestible; mostly in hair preparations, liniments; internally in emulsion. Dose, 3ss-2 (15-60 cc.); 1. Linimentum Ammonia, 75 p.c., + aq. ammon. .25 p.c.; 2. Olea Infusa, 100 p.c.