Information about the herb Albizia
Albizia lebbeck, also known as Pit Shirish Shirisha is part of the Leguminosae family. Albizia originates from India.
Botanical Name: Albizia lebbeck
Common Name: Pit Shirish Shirisha (Sanskrit)
Plant Family: Leguminosae (Mimosa subgroup)
History: Used as an Ayurvedic Herb in India. Albizia has a long history of use in Ayurvedic herbal medicine for the treatment of allergic disorders.
- cardiac glycosides
- anti-allergic [anti-allergic activity thought to be provoked through an effect on the adrenals]
- anti-fungal [an agent that destroys fungal conditions]
- anti-inflammatory [an agent to ease inflammation]
- anti-microbial [an agent that destroys microbes]
- cardio-tonic [an agent that stimulates or otherwise affects the heart]
- hypo-cholesterolemic [agent to lower blood cholesterol levels]
Medicinal Part used: Stem Bark
Albizia is commonly used for:
- reduces the release of histamines through a stabilizing effect on mast cells
- mildly suppresses activity of T-lymphocytes reducing the level of allergy-inducing antibodies
- high blood cholesterol
Respiratory Tract Conditions
- allergic rhinitis (commonly called hay fever) is an inflammation or irritation of the mucous membranes that line the nose.
- eczema (internal and external)
- urticaria (nettle rash)
Albizia does not contain alkaloids.
Recommended dosage is as follows:
- 3-6mL/day 1:2 fluid extract (higher doses by decoction)
Do not use Albizia without first talking to your practitioner or healthcare provider if you are taking any of the following medications:
- None noted
Global Herbal Supplies has Albizia available in the following forms: