Sesame and sesame oil is commonly known. In winters, sesame laddus are prepared and eaten. Sesame is of three colours- white, red and black. In terms of medicinal value, oil extracted from black pepper sesame is much more beneficial.
Its plants are annual. Soft and hariy, 2- 4 ft tall with slightly pungent odour. The plant has knots all over it. The leaves on the upper part of the plant are simple, alternately arranged in sequence, and oblong. The tip of the leaf is striped and the margins are thorny. Leaves on the lower side of the plant are separated, and partially divided.