Albizia Benefits | Seasonal Allergies & Eczema

Albizia Health Benefits

Historically Albizia (Albizia lebbeck) has been used within Ayurvedic medicine to manage allergies, skin eruptions, dermatitis, eczema and hives.

Albizia Pharmacology

Botanical Name

Albizia lebbeck & Albizzia lebbeck

Other Common Names

Mimosa, Mimosa Tree, Persian Silk Tree, Silk Tree & Siris

Part Used


Main Therapeutic Compounds

Saponins, cardiac glycosides, tannins, and flavonoids

Herbal Actions



Hypocholesterolaemic (reduces cholesterol)


Albizia Herbal Benefits

Allergies ||  Skin Conditions || Hay Fever 
Hives || Eczema || Mood Support 

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.

Herbal Combinations

Albizia combines well with Perilla, Bacial Skullcap, Rosemary & Ginger.

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.

Albizia Liquid Extract Tincture
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