Sesabania agathi : The Plant Biotin
Sesbania Grandiflora, or popularly known as Agathi Keerai or the 'vegetable hummingbird,' is a small loosely branching tree belonging to the family Fabaceae and genus Sesbania. All the parts of this tree - its flowers, seeds, leaves, fruit and so on are known to have indispensable medicinal properties and are edible.
It’s leaves are one of the best sources of Vitamin A, calcium and phosphorous. Ayurveda even mentions its wonderful properties and vouches that its leaves are one of the best dietary way to promote bone health and immunity.
The flowers help in curing headaches and the bark can treat diarrhea, gonorrhea, smallpox and malaria.
This tree is even extensively used in various cuisines, all thanks to its impressive nutrient profile. It primarily grows in hot and humid climate and is found in abundance in countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Philippines.
Let's have a detailed look at the health benefits of sesbania agathi and why it should be a part of women's diet plans:
1. Beneficial for skin
Dark circles, pale and dull skin with no glow are some of the most common symptoms of anemia ( a condition in which lack of iron in blood reduces hemoglobin levels and RBCs). This reduced supply of oxygen to your body (and skin) deprives your skin of its luster and glow.
Sebasina consists iron and including it in your glowing skin diet plan can help you achieve that natural pink and plum look!
2. Boosts immunity
Agathi leaves are imbued with powerful antioxidants. Some researchers also believe that including agathi in your diet can help in uplifting the levels of zinc, selenium, magnesium - all the essentials that promote a healthy immune system.
The leaves can also be instrumental in decreasing the harmful compounds like glutathione reductase, glutathione S transference. Additionally, agathi leaves have an immuno-dilatory effect against hypersensitivity.
3. Regulates diabetes
Adding these wonder leaves in diet can work wonderfully for diabetes patients. It helps in repairing the damaged cells of pancreas and controls blood sugar spike. The leaves are also potent in pulling down cholesterol and triglycerides levels and help you maintain a healthy lipid profile.
4. Antimicrobial properties
The leaves are rich in cysteine and cystin, which have free radicle scavenging activity. This group facilitates antioxidant activity of glutathione.The seeds are anthelmintic and have a healing effect against pheritima pasthuma and Indian earthworm.
5. Prevents cancer
The magical leaves of agathi come packed with strong antioxidant properties that prevent lipid preoxidation and hinder the growth of tumor cells. The flower are also well known to have apoptosis effect against lung cancer cells and also avert and treat colon cancer.
Now, after reading the miraculous powers of this plant biotin, you must be wondering how to make it a part of women diet plan for weight loss? However, there are many recipes available online which talk about various types of dishes that can be used while using different parts of the tree.
What if we told you that there is a simpler way to include it in women’s diet plan! Confused?
Well, it's super easy!
Just check out andMe's list of complete beauty care range of powders and find the one which have sesabania as an ingredient. All the products come loaded with everything that suit your requirements and can act as one of the best collagen supplements for skin and hair.