There’s more to Agati (Sesbania Grandiflora) than meets the eye!
These trees are tall and quick-growing. Although they have a short life of about five to ten years (oops! correction – they can live upto twenty years, survival depends upon availability of appropriate growing conditions), the multifunctional tree is a must for any medium to large garden or a farm. Other than the well known uses, this tree is extremely useful in the field of tribal medicine.
Uses of the tree
- It is a legume and fixes nitrogen in the soil
Uses of the leaves
- Used as nutritious fodder for cattle and goats
- Juice of flowers and leaves used as a medicine for colds and headaches. The quantity depends upon the patients body weight.
- As an expectorant – juice of leaves 4 drops + honey 4 drops
- For small scratches and wounds – apply a poultice of leaves ground into a paste
- Juice of the leaves is also used as a laxative. The quantity depends upon the patients body weight.
Uses of flowers
- As a vegetable
- Juice of flowers and leaves used as a medicine for colds and headaches
Uses of pods
- Tender pods are used as a vegetable