Medicinal and Therapeutic value of Sesbania grandiflora

Medicinal and Therapeutic value of Sesbania grandiflora

Abdul Kader Mohiuddin

Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, 151/8, Green Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka – 1205, Bangladesh

International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

There are around 60 global species belonging to the genus Sesbania which are commonly found to be grown in Africa, Australia, and Asia. The leaves of Sesbania grandiflora have been used in local traditional medicine since ancient times. Major chemical constituents are alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, tannin, anthraquinone, steroid, pholobatannins, and terpenoids. Isovestitol, medicarpin, sativan (isoflavonoids) and betulinic acid (tannin substance) are the major constituents responsible for antibacterial and antifungal, antioxidant, anti-urolithiatic, anticonvulsant and anxiolytic, and hepatoprotective properties. Also, the plant extract contains alkaloids, phenolics, tannins, triterpenoids, and sterols. All parts of S. grandiflora are used in traditional medicine and phytochemical investigations have been conducted on extracts of the leaves, seeds and roots of S. grandiflora to provide scientific validation of its properties.

Keywords: Sesbania grandiflora; isoflavonoids; Heron flower; traditional medicine; Bengali cuisine

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Abdul Kader Mohiuddin.Medicinal and Therapeutic value of Sesbania grandiflora. International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2019, 4:18.


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