Medicinal plants have been considered as important therapeutic aid for alleviating ailments of man kind. In spite of tremendous development in the field of allopathy. Medicinal plants and their derivatives still remain one of the major roles in medicinal therapy. The world's health organization also has recognized the important of traditional medicine and has been active in creating strategies guidelines and standard for botanical medicines. Sesbania grandiflora Linn belongs to the family Leguminosae and has been widely used in Ayurveda. Agati is a widely available, fast growing plant, generally popular for animal fodder. The plants parts used are Root, Bark, Leaf, Flower and Fruit. Sesbania grandiflora known as agati, syn. Aeschynomene grandiflora or hummingbird tree/scarlet wisteria is a small tree in the genus Sesbania, commonly it is known as caturay, katurai, Chamorro, corkwood tree, scarlet wisteria, sesban, vegetable hummingbird in English, agathi, in Tamil, hadga in hindi. In Ayurveda the plant has been used for the treatment of head ache, for fever1,2as tonic, in cataract and as astringent. The leaves of the plant have been reported to have anxiolytic3-9and anticonvulsant effect while the flowers have been reported to have antimicrobial activity10, hypolipidemic, antiulcer11and anti-inflammatory effects. In view of the above considerations the present study was designed to investigate the antibacterial activity of ethanolic root extract of Sesbania grandiflora.
Manigandan, M., & Syed Muzammil, M. (2013). Susceptibility of Sesbania grandiflora root extract against problematic groups of drug resistant microbes. International Journal of PharmTech Research, 5(2), 674–678.