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The health benefits of agathi leaves or august tree leaves


Agathi keerai in Tamil, scientific name is sesbania grandiflora and in English the spinach variety is called as august tree leaves or humming bird tree leaves. There are two varieties of agathi leaves. One variety has white flower and the other one has red flower called as red august tree leaves. The common variety is white flower august tree leaves. Taste of agathi leaves is bitter but has bunch of healthy values. The edible parts in this variety are flower and leaves of the tree. Leaves, stem, root and flower of august tree leaves are used for medicinal purposes. The agathi leaves can be consumed in the form of juice, cooked spinach or medicine. The thin stem is used as a ingredient for good health medicines in siddha and ayurveda. It is advisable to take agathi leaves two to three times in a month.


Fiber                                   1.9 %
Fat                                      1.3 %                    
Calories                                90          
Water content                       74.5 %                  
Protein                                  7.5 %                    
Calcium                                120 Mg                                                
Phosphorus                            80 Mg   
Iron                                       3.5 Mg
Vitamin C                              165 Mg
B complex                               less

Minerals                                 3.4 %


 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. Agathi leaves strengthen the nerves of eyes.

 Do you know why garlic is added while cooking agathi leaves? garlic has a medicinal property of avoiding gastric trouble while taking agathi leaves. Huge health benefits of agathi leaves can be consumed with little precautions to avoid complications.

Contispation, Complication caused by drinking more cups of coffee and tea, feeling of burning in palms, heart and foot, body heat are controlled by taking agathi leaves at frequent intervals. These are the common diseases that attacks more people more often in day to day life.

Agathi leaves are boiled fully and added to the mother of new born baby for healthy breast feeding. It has a power of throwing out the stomach worms and leaves your stomach happy for a long time. The high content of vitamin A and calcium is the reason behind this health benefit.

The juice of agathi leaves reduces headache by applying agathi leaves juice on the forehead for few minutes and then take steam to get quick relief.

The burning sensation of body, eyes, stomach, legs and feet are drastically reduced by adding agathi leaves in your diet. For indigestion and other digestion related problems humming bird tree leaves are highly recommended by doctors.

 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. It is strictly recommended to be taken occasionally. It is prescribed in siddha medicine as a good spinach variety that reduce the fever as well as it has a unique power of reducing the effect of poison and medicine.

To cure night blindness, the extract of humming bird tree leaves is used as a medicine.

Add small onions with humming bird tree leaves for good functions of intestine Store the water used for boiling the agathi leaves and use it for soup. It has all the vitamin and mineral content of the agathi leaves.


Each and every good one has a small amount of bad things in it. Likewise, agathi leaves has some minus points. It should be noted while a person is under any treatment. The precautions are

 The evil effects of agathi leaves include the chances of damaging the cells in the blood that leads to blood contamination or bad blood, if agathi leaves are taken daily or in large quantities.

If a person is under any treatment, he should avoid humming bird tree leaves 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. The causes of less amount of blood in the body leads to skin problems and blood related diseases.

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