common names, including danchi, dunchi, dhaincha, canicha, prickly sesban, ""Jantar"" or spiny sesbania. In Vietnam, it is called điên điển gai or điền thanh gai.
Dhaincha is generally grown as a green manuring crop in India. It is a tall branching annual herb adapted to wet areas and heavy soils. This species has long been used for feeding livestock and for soil improvement in India.
The crude protein content of seeds of Sesbania species is 33.0% and 10.9% crude fibre. It can also be used as fodder during the scarcity period. Sesbania species contain lectins.