Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir

Synonym : : Aeschynomene grandiflora (L.) L.
Agati grandiflora (L.)Desv.
Coronilla grandiflora (L.)Willd.

Bangla Name : Bokful,Agosta,Agati,Bak,Agusti,Ang-brown-payn(Chak),Sais ha(Marma),Paw-pan-phru-bawn(Rakhaing),Mantr
English Name :
Family : Fabaceae
Disease : Astringent, tonic, diarrhoea, dysentery, paludism, antipyretic, anthelmintic, alexiteric, itching, l
Description : perennial, Trees, Woody throughout, Stems woody below, or from woody crown or caudex, Taproot present, Nodules present, Stems erect or ascending, Leaves alternate, Leaves petiolate, Leaves compound, Leaves even pinnate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets opposite.Flowers in axillary clusters or few-floweredracemes, 2-6 flowers, Inflorescences racemes, Inflorescence axillary, Bracteoles present, Flowers zygomorphic, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx glabrous, Petals separate, Corolla papilionaceous, Petals clawed, Banner petal suborbicular, broadly rounded, Wing petals narrow, oblanceolate to oblong, Wing petals auriculate, Keel petals auriculate, spurred, or gibbous, Keel abruptly curved, or spirally coiled, Keel tips obtuse or rounded, not beaked, Stamens 9-10, Stamens diadelphous, 9 united, 1 free, Filaments glabrous, Style terete, Fruit a legume, Fruit compressed between seeds, Fruit beaked, Fruit glabrous or glabrate, Fruit 11-many seeded, Seeds ovoid to rounded in outline, Seed surface smooth, Seeds olive, brown, or black.
Distribution : This species found throughout Bangladesh.
Chemical Constituents : A saponin from leaves yielded oleanolic acid, galactose, rhamnose and glucuroniic acid. Seed saponin on hydrolysis yielded oleanolic acid as major genin. Aqueous extract of flowers produces haemolysis of human and sheet erythrocytes even at low concentrat
Uses : This plant is used in Astringent, tonic, diarrhoea, dysentery, paludism, antipyretic, anthelmintic, alexiteric, itching, leprosy, night blindness, gout, biliousness, cooling, emollient, laxative, improves the appetite, ozoena, bronchitis, nasal catarrh, h
Habit : Tree