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Agathi keerai/Sesbania Grandiflora Plant


Binomial Name – Sesbania grandiflora

  • Kingdom – Plantae
  • Family     – Fabaceae
  • Genus     – Sesbania
  • Species   – S. grandiflora

Binomial Name – Sesbania grandiflora

Agathi keerai/vegetable Hummingbird/அகத்தி கீரை/Sesbania Grandiflora Plant

Sesbania grandiflora, also known as Agathi Keerai/vegetable hummingbird/katurai/agati/August tree, is a small loosely branching tree belonging to the family Fabaceae and genus Sesbania.

Agathi keerai in Tamil and the scientific name is sesbania grandiflora.

In English the spinach variety is called as august tree leaves or humming bird tree leaves.

Sesbania grandiflora is a fast-growing tree. The leaves are regular and rounded and the flowers white, red or pink.

The fruits look like flat, long, thin green beans. The tree thrives under full exposure to sunshine and is extremely frost sensitive.

It has a unique power of healing wounds, sprains, itches and bruises faster with the help of anti bacterial properties.

The root of the agathi leaves is used as a medicine to cure malaria.

Humming bird tree leaves provides all the nutrition that makes strong body, healthy blood, good functions of all the body parts


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