Lebbeck Tree (Albizia Lebbeck)

Lebbeck tree or Siris tree or Rain tree

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances all three doshas
  2. Taste – Bitter, astringent, sweet, pungent
  3. Energetics – Not heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Detoxifying, anti-allergic, anti-asthmatic, sedative, anxiolytic, antidepressant
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Respiratory problems such as bronchial asthma and seasonal cough and cold, allergic skin conditions, snake and insect bites, blood purifier, eye conditions, and supports immune system.


Modern Research

Lebbeck tree and its components have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anthelminthic, antidiarrhoel, anticonvulsant, anti-anaphylactic, anti-allergic, antimicrobial, anti-tumor, and immunomodulatory effects. Its has also been shown to alter levels of key neurotransmitters and to improve learning and memory and reduce anxiety.