Many, see text Albizia lebbeck is a species of Albizia , native to Indomalaya , New Guinea and Northern Australia   and widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. The latter name is a play on the sound the seeds make as they rattle inside the pods. Being one of the most widespread and common species of Albizia worldwide, it is often simply called siris, though this name may refer to any locally common member of the genus. The leaves are bipinnate, 7. The flowers are white, with numerous 2. Uses[ edit ] Bark of Albizia lebbeck Its uses include environmental management, forage , medicine and wood.
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Description of Albizia lebbeck Siris. Albizia lebbeck is a deciduous, perennial legume tree, upto 25 meter in height, with grey fissured corky bark, somewhat flaky, inner bark reddish. Distribution of Albizia lebbeck. The wood of lebbeck is suitable for construction, furniture and veneer.
Description Albizia lebbeck is a deciduous, perennial legume tree, upto 25 meter in height, with grey fissured corky bark, somewhat flaky, inner bark reddish. It is multi-stemmed when grown in the open but capable of producing a single straight stem when grown in plantations.
The gray, cork-like bark is fissured and somewhat flaky. Leaves are Alternate, twice compound, with 2—6 pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 4—12 pairs of leaflets, leaflets elliptic-oblong, 2—4 cm long. Usually asymmetrical at base, dull green above, paler green below. Flowering and seeding occurs in the wet season, and unless the trees have been frequently coppiced, they will produce large amounts of seed every year.
Flowers mimosa-like, in showy, rounded clusters near stem tips, cm across, cream or yellowish-white, the numerous stamens are about 2 cm long. Inflorescences are globular clusters of white fragrant flowers.
The fruits are cm long and cm broad, reddish-brown pods that contain flat rounded, free moving seeds. The pods are pale straw to light brown at maturity, narrow-oblong, papery-leathery, cm long, cm wide, swollen over the seeds and not constricted between them, indehiscent and borne in large numbers. Seeds are brown, flat, orbicular or elliptic, transversely placed with in each pod.
Health Benefits of Albizia (Albizia lebbeck)
Health Benefits of Albizia lebbeck Curtails anxiety and stress Albizia lebbeck has active components such as isoquercetin, quercetin , polyphenols and saponins that have strong impact on hormonal and nervous system in the human body. As a mild sedative, it wipes out the feelings of anxiety and stress. Albizia is helpful for people with chronic stress hormones in the body as it relaxes the mind. Helps with depression symptoms Albizia lebbeck promotes mood by rebalancing hormones in the body and soothes nervous system that complicates the hormone levels.
Albizia lebbeck (Siris) complete detail – updated
Mishra1, V. AL is an economically important plant for industrial and medicinal uses. The leaves are good fodder with much protein content. The plant contains saponin, macrocyclic alkaloids, phenolic glycosides and flavonols. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is considered as an antidote against all type of poisons. Many ayurvedic formulation of shirish like Panch shirish agada, Mahagandhahasti Agad etc.