Historically Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) has been used within Ayurvedic medicine to manage allergies, skin eruptions, dermatitis, eczema and hives.
Albizia lebbeck & Albizzia lebbeck
Other Common Names
Mimosa, Mimosa Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Silk Tree & Siris
Main Therapeutic Compounds
Saponins, cardiac glycosides, tannins, and flavonoids
Albizia Herbal Benefits
Allergies and Eczema
Albizia has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to help relieve allergic conditions such as hayfever, asthma, dermatitis, eczema and hives. Albizia's anti-allergy action works by stabilising mast cells and stopping the release of histamine and other chemicals that perpetuate the allergic response. This action helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, dripping nose, watery eyes and itchy or irritated skin.
Current research has shown the bark of Albizia to reduce allergic sensitivity and may be valuable for managing asthma, coughs and bronchitis.
Albizia Typical Use
Tea & Infusion
3-6 grams of dried powdered herb daily usually in capsules.
Tincture & Liquid Extract
Typical use of Albizia tincture is 2.5 - 10mls daily, or as directed by your practitioner.
Cautions & Safety
Not recommended during pregnancy and lactation.
If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical medications, please consult your primary healthcare practitioner prior to use.
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