Agastya (Agast)


Botanical Name Sesbania grandiflora
Family Fabaceae
Origin South Asia
Description Sesbania grandiflora is a small, fast-growing tree that reaches a height of 8-10 meters. The leaves are paripinnate and the flowers are large and showy with pink, red, or white petals. The fruit is a long, slender pod.
Parts Used Leaves, flowers, seeds, and bark.
Dose The dose varies depending on the form and intended use of the plant. Consult a qualified practitioner for guidance.


Ayurved Features

Formulations(Yog) Yograj Guggulu, Triphala Churna, Dashmoola Kwath.
Anti-Dote (Nivaran Dravya) Not applicable.
Ayurvedic Properties Guna (Quality): Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry)
Rasa (Taste): Kashaya (Astringent), Tikta (Bitter), Madhura (Sweet)
Virya (Potency): Shita (Cooling)
Vipak (Metabolism): Katu (Pungent)
Prabhav (Impact): Medhya (Brain tonic)
Other Names Sanskrit: Agastya, Agati
Hindi: Agast
Assamese: Agasti
Bengali: Agasti
Kannada: Agase
Malayalam: Agathi
Manipuri: Angangba
Marathi: Agasti
Oriya: Agasti
Telugu: Avise


Distribution Sesbania grandiflora is native to South Asia but is now widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.
Pharmacognosy Sesbania grandiflora is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant
properties. It contains various bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, alkaloids, phenolic acids, and tannins.
Cultivation Sesbania grandiflora is grown from seeds or cuttings and prefers moist soil and full sun.
Physical Constituents Sesbania grandiflora is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
Chemical Constituents Sesbanol, lathyrol, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, and phenolic acids.


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