Vernacular names agathi in Tamil, avisa in Telugu, agase in Kannada. They are leaves of the Hummingbird tree.
Commonly used to prepare curry, sabji. (in Agathi Poriyal/ Kozhambu)
Agathi spinach will facilitate easy digestion.
Agathi leaves have been used extensively in Ayurveda for treating several ailments including migraine, sinusitis, fever and respiratory woes. The leaves possess powerful anthelmintic, diuretic and laxative property.
Agathi leaves imbued with powerful antioxidants guards the cell membrane against free radical oxidation and scavenges against free hydroxy radicals and avert DNA damage.
The richness of cysteine and cystin in agathi leaves are shown to exert antimicrobial and antioxidant effects