Agaystha (Sesbania grandiflora Pers): Medicinal Properties & Uses, Used Parts, Dosages,

Scientific Name:

  • Sesbania grandiflora Pers.

Local Name:

  • Munidrum, Bangasen, Bakrapuspa, Agasthya, Bagphal, Bakphul, Agaystha, Agathiyo, Agati, Abishi, Buko, Ogasthi.

Interesting Facts:

  •  A fast growing tree archives 20-30 ft of height. 
  •  It having very short lifetime. 
  • Flowers come in the autumn.  
  • Flowers are used as vegetables and very much popular in India.  
  • It is seen all over the India but considered as the native of Malaysia.

Ayurvedic Concept: 

  • Guna: Ruksha, Laghu 
  • Rasa: Tikta 
  • Vipak: Katu 
  • Virya: Sheeta

Medicinal Use: 

  • Lepa or paste of bark and root used in Osteoarthritis  
  • Paste of bark or root used in Gout 
  • Paste of the leafs are used in Acne or Pimples  
  • Juice of the leafs are used as nasal drops or as Nasya for the treatment of Headache, Running nose. 
  • Juice of leafs are used in Apasmar or Epilepsy. 
  • Fruits are used as memory booster. 
  • Leafs and Flower are used in retinal dysfunction. 
  • It is useful in indigestion.
  •  It is used in dysentery.
  •  It is useful in the treatment of worms. 
  • It is used for the treatment of pain abdomen. 
  • It is used in the pleural effusion.
  •  Useful in cough.
  •  Used in running nose.
  • Useful in the management of fever.  
  • Useful in the treatment of leucorrhoea  
  • Useful in the treatment of skin diseases. 
  • Useful in the treatment of Typhoid and malaria fever. 
  • It is use in the treatment of poisoning.

Used parts:

  • Bark
  • Leafs
  • Fruits,
  • Roots
  • Flowers


  • Juice 10-20 ml (Internal use)
  • Kwath 50-100 ml  (internal use)

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