Sesamum indicum

Sesamum indicum L., commonly known internationally as sesame, is one of the oldest oilseed crops

S.O. Amoo; A.O.M. Okorogbona; C.P. Du Plooy; S.L. Venter

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Sesamum indicum L., commonly known internationally as sesame, is one of the oldest oilseed crops
  • Through the use of various mechanism-based in vitro and in vivo assays, extracts and isolated compounds obtained from different parts of sesame were demonstrated to exhibit antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antidiabetic, anticancer, antihyperlipidemic, hepatoprotective, anthelmintic, antileishmanial, gastroprotective, larvicidal, and vasorelaxant activities, among others
  • Potent pharmacological activities observed in vivo highlight the need for further exploration at clinical levels and drug development of identified chemotherapeutic candidates

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