Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
|Synonym :|| Aeschynomene sesban L.
Coronilla sesban Willd.
Emerus sesban (L.) Kuntze
Sesbania aegyptiaca Poir
|Bangla Name :||Goyonti, Kathsola,Dhaincha,Dhoineyekeng(Khumi), Ynupen-bawn(Rakhaing),Sendopui(Pangkhoa).|
|English Name :||Common sesban, Egyptian rattle pod|
|Disease :||Galactagogue, stimulant, emmenagogue, astringent, diarrhoea, enlargement of the spleen, itches, skin|
|Description :||A quick-growing, short-lived shrub or small tree; young shoots striate, green, puberulent. Leaves 7.5-15 cm long including rachis, paripinnate; stipules linear, acute, caducous; leaflets 7-28 pairs, opposite, linear-oblong, glabrous, margins entire, apex obtuse and often faintly apiculate, puberulous when young, petiolules minute. Flowers borne in 3-20 flowered, lax, axillary racemes; calyx campanulate, 5-nerved, teeth deltoid, shorter than the tube; corolla yellow, standard orbicualr with 2 keel-like appendages, sometimes spotted red or purple on the back, wings falcate-oblong with a minute auricle at the top of the claw, keel straight, obtuse, its petals with a small recurved auricle above the claw. Fruits(pods) cylindrical, pendulous, twisted, slightly torulose, sharply beaked, septate between the seeds, 20-30-seeded.|
|Distribution :||This species found throughout Bangladesh.|
|Chemical Constituents :||Gum in endosperm of seeds consists of galatose and mannose.|
|Uses :||This plant is used in Galactagogue, stimulant, emmenagogue, astringent, diarrhoea, enlargement of the spleen, itches, skin eruptions, anthelmintic, diabetes, colic, skin diseases, catarrh.|