Pinyin name: Bai Zhi Ma
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: White Sesame Seed, white oil hemp, white flax
Botanical name: Sesamum indicum
Pharmaceutical name: Sesamum indicum seed-hulled
Properties: Sweet, bland.
Chinese therapeutic actions: Moisten dryness, relax the bowels.
This herb is available in the raw form or powdered, it is sold by the pound weight.