Latin name: Sesamum indicum
Sanskrit/Indian name: Tila
Gingelly has been popularly used as a condiment all over the world. Sweetmeats made from Gingelly are eaten during the winters in North India. They are one of the main ingredients in the Middle Eastern dessert called halvah.
The oil of Gingelly is revered for its many therapeutic benefits. Applied topically, the oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, which alleviates joint aches, maintains heart health and strengthens bones.