Monday, March 2, 2009

Sesbania grandiflora (L.) POIRET.

English Name : Agati Sesban

Family : Fabaceae

Origin : Indonesia

A small erect quick-growing short-lived soft-wooded tree to 10 m tall, sparsely branched. Bole straight and cylindrical, the wood white and soft. Bark light gray, corky, deeply furrowed. Leaves pinnate, 15 to 30 cm long, with 16 to 30 pairs of linear oblong leaflets. Racemes 2.5 cm long. Flowers 2 to 4, white to pink, pendulous the corolla 7 to 9 cm long. Pods 50 to 60 cm long.

Parts Used : Flower, leaf, seed, bark and aerial Part

Herb Effects
Aleviates spasms, depresses the central nervous system, diuretic and hypothermic (aerial part); hemolytic (flower); alexeteric, laxative, and intellectually stimulating (fruits); alexeteric, anthelmintic (leaves).

Active Ingredients
Leucocyanidin and cyanidin (seed); oleanolic acid and its methyl ester and kaemferol-3-rutinoside (flower).

Medicinal Use
For bruises, catarrh, dysentery, sore eyes, fevers, headaches, smallpox, sores, sorethroat, and stomatitis (plant); used in treating smallpox and other eruptive fevers (bark); to treat headache, head congestion, or stuffy nose (flower juice); poulticed onto bruises, for epilepsy, gout, itch, leprosy, nyctalopia, and ophthalmia (leaves); on rheumatic swellings, for inflammation (root powder);for anemia, bronchitis, fever, pain, thirst, and tumors (fruits); for biliousness, bronchitis, gout, nyctalopia, ozoena, and quartan fever (flowers).


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