Jayanti – Sesbania sesban clears throat, useful in treating cervical lymphadenopathy and Vata imbalance disorders. On external application, seed paste has anti inflammatory properties and controls oil secretion.
Botanical name- Sesbania aegyptiaca, Sesbania sesban, Aeschynomene aegyptiaca, Aeschynomene elongata, Aeschynomene sesban, Sesbania punctata, Sesbania tchadica
Names in different languages:
English name – Common Sesban, Egyptian rattle pod, Frother, Iver bean, Sesban, Sesbania
Hindi name- Dhunchi, Jainti, Jait, Rawasan
Kannada name- Mullu jeerangi
Arabic name – Sesaban
Bengali name – Jainti, Jayant
Punjabi name – Jainta
Sookshma moola – root is very thin
Jayanti, Vijaya, Jaya, Harita, Bala mota, Aparajita, Vikranta
Major Chemical Constituents:
Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Erythritol,Arabinitol, Galactitol and Myo-inositol are identified in bark & stem extract.
Leaf and pod – ampesterol, cholesterol and beta-sitosterol
Triterpenoids, proteins, tannins, Saponins glycosides and steroids.
Flowers – cyanidin and delphinidin glucosides.
Pollen and pollen tubes contain alpha-ketoglutaric, oxaloacetic and pyruvic acids. ()
Properties, part used, dosage
Sesbania sesban medicinal properties:
Guna (qualities) – Laghu – light to digest, Rooksha – Dryness
Rasa (taste) – Katu – pungent, Tikta – bitter- bitter
Vipaka- Katu – Undergoes pungent taste conversion after digestion
Veerya – Ushna – Hot potency
Effect on Tridosha – Balances Kapha and Pitta.
Part used– Root, Bark, flower, Seed
Dosage- Decoction 50-100 ml
Churna – powder 2 – 6 grams, in divided doses per day.
Sesbania sesban uses:
Laghu – light to digest
Kantha Vishodhini – cleanses throat
Vatahara – useful in treating disorders of Vata Dosha imbalance such as neuralgia, paralysis, constipation, bloating, etc
Rasayana – anti aging, causes cell and tissue rejuvenation
Mutrakrichra –Dysuria, urinary retention
Visha – Toxic conditions, poisoning
Galaganda – Cervical lymphadenopathy
Bhutapaha – useful in psychiatric disorders
On external application: seed paste has anti inflammatory properties and controls oil secretion.
Its ointment is used in treating itching and hives.
External application is useful in treating eczema and psoriasis.
Seed paste is applied on scorpion bite to relieve pain and inflammation.
Leaf paste is applied on hair, before bath, to improve hair growth.
Digestive system: It is useful in improving digestion strength and in intestinal worm infestation (Antihelmintic).
Blood and circulation – It is an excellent blood detoxifier. Useful against Pitta disorders.
Respiratory system: Clears throat of sputum
Interaction with medicines, supplements
Can this be used while taking Homeopathic medicine?
Yes. This product does not react with homeopathic medicine.
this medicine be continued while taking supplements like multivitamin tablets,
Omega 3 fatty acids etc?
Yes. Generally, this product goes well with most of the dietary supplements. However, if you are taking more than one product per day, please consult your doctor for an opinion.
Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this product along with other western (allopathic / modern) medicines. Some Ayurvedic herbs can interact with modern medicine.
If both Ayurvedic and allopathic medicines are advised together, then it is best to take Allopathic medicine first, wait for 30 minutes and then take the Ayurvedic medicine.