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Prickly Sesban

Prickly Sesban, Kedangu
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The scientific name of Prickly Sesban: Sesbania bispinosa

Synonyms: Sesbania aculeata, Aeschynomene aculeata

Family: Fabaceae

Name of in different languages:

English: Spiny sesbania, Canicha

Sanskrit: Kitamu

Hindi: Dhaincha-ढैंचा, Ikad, Dadon, Daden

Tamil: mutcempai, uravi

Malayalam: Kilannu, Kedangu

Useful plant parts:

Seed, Stem, leaves

Plant description:

it is an erect, woody (partially), annual subshrub, grow to 7 m., fibrous, branches are soft pithy stems.Thelong leaves are bi-pinnately arranged, up to 38 cm long, compound, with 18–55 pairs of leaflets, 1.2–2.5 cm long, 0.3 cm wide, smooth, glaucous, and it bears purple-spotted small yellow flowers. the seeds are pods which contain light brown beans. Flowering: September–November.

Medicinal uses:

To treat inflammations, bacterial infections, internal ailments, ringworm, skin diseases, worms and tumours

Chemical content:

isoflavonoids such as isovestitol medicarpin and sativan, betulinic acid

Medicinal properties:


How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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