Agathi Keerai Health Benefits


Agathi keerai in Tamil and in English the spinach variety is called as august tree leaves or humming bird tree leaves. It is an omnipotent spinach, is capable of curing not only physiological but also psychological problems of human beings.

Its botanical name is Sesbania grandiflra having precisely 63 curative benefits as per Siddha school of medicine. Mainly, this reduces body heat, heals the wounds and is a sure remedy for mental depression and other illnesses.


It is of two types mainly:

1. One variety has white flower.

2. Other one has red flower (also called as red august tree leaves). 

Nutritional Values in Agathi leaf

Fiber                             :   1.9 %

Fat                                :   1.3 %                    

Calories                         :    90          

Water content                 :    74.5 %                  

Protein                          :    7.5 %                    

Calcium                         :    120 Mg                                                

Iron                              :    3.5 Mg

Vitamin C                       :   165 Mg

Minerals                        :    3.4 %

Benefits of Agathi Leaves

  1. Agathi Keerai is classified under the green leafy vegetables category. It has cooling properties and is rich in fibre, so it helps in digestion. 
  2. It helps to cure acidity related issues.
  3. Strong bones are the main contribution of agathi leaves. The vitamins and rich calcium, iron content in this variety of spinach supplies more strength to bones. By taking some amount of agathi leaves daily prevent weak bones in older ages and arthritis.
  4. Agathi leaves strengthen the nerves of eyes. And can also cure night blindness.
  5. The mother of new born baby can also take agathi leaves weekly for healthy breast feeding.
  6. The burning sensation of body, eyes, stomach, legs and feet are drastically reduced by adding agathi leaves in your diet.
  7. The wounds that are present on the skin for a long time can be healed with the help of this leaves extracts. Apply this extracts on the marks of the skin and after few days you will search for the marks. It acts as a blood purifier and pain reliever.
  8. The juice of the leaves can cure piles, blood piles and kills germs that causes this disease.

Uses of Agathi Flowers

  • The flowers can be used as edible fries. This will cure giddiness, eye-sore, yellowish urination etc. 
  • It is a boon to the smokers who want to give up smoking. The toxic element will be cleared through stools. 
  • It has properties to take care of heart palpitation, inflammation, kidney related diseases including cancer.

Individual Care

Agathi Keerai is a very powerful herb and has some amazing benefits. But if a person is under any treatment, then he/she should avoid agathi keerai to get the full medicinal power else the power of medicine will be reduced.

Stomach pain and diarrhea can be caused by taking agathi leaves. 

Also if a person has taken chicken then he/she should avoid taking agathi keerai as they don’t go together, same for alcoholic drinks.


Agathi Leaves and its benefits
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