Agati (Sesbania Grandiflora)

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

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