Albizzia is a tree in the pea family of plants (Leguminosae).
The main use of albizzia in the western world is for seasonal allergies, asthma, and upper respiratory tract infections.
This herb has the rare ability to inhibit degranulation of the mast cells — which are large immune cells that burst open during allergic reactions to release histamine and other inflammatory compounds.
Albizzia doesn’t work the same way pharmaceutical antihistamines work and is only reliable if taken before the allergic reaction.
However, when taken in a timely manner, albizzia is one of the best anti-allergy herbs currently available.
Some of the more traditional uses for the herb are for supporting diabetes, heart disease, and as a birth control agent (not effective for this).
- Sharisha (Sanskrit)
Short description mentioning the main points for albizzia and what its major herbal actions are.
Herbal Actions List
1. Yadav et al., (2010), Evaluation of Anti-tussive activity of Shirishavaleha –An Ayurvedic Herbal Compound Formulation in Sulphur Dioxide induced Cough in mice
2. Paramanic et al., (2005), Anti-inflammatory activities of methanol extract of Albizia lebbeck bark.
3. Kumar et al., (2014) Antidiabetic, renal/hepatic/pancreas/cardiac protective and antioxidant potential of methanol/dichloromethane extract of Albizzia Lebbeck Benth.
4. Tripathi & Shukla. (1979) Effect of histamine and Albizzia lebbek Benth. on guinea pig adrenal glands.
8. Kumar et al., (2011) Antidiabetic activity of methanolic bark extract of Albizia odoratissima Benth.
9. Yadav et al., (2011), Pharmacognostical Screening and Phytochemical Evaluation of Albizia lebbeck Benth.
10. Kumar et al., (2010), Clinical efficacy of Albizia lebbeck stem bark decoction on Bronchial asthma.
11. Tripathi et al., (1979) Studies on the mechanism of action of Albizzia lebbeck, an Indian indigenous drug used in the treatment of atopic allergy.
12. Ahmed et al., (2013) Hypoglycaemic activity of bark extracts of Albizia lebbeck Benth. in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats.
Protective effect of Withania somnifera dunal root extract against protracted social isolation induced behavior in rats. — 2007
Hypoglycemic, diuretic and hypocholesterolemic effect of winter cherry (Withania somnifera, Dunal) root. — 2000
5. Daolio et al., (2007) Classification of Commercial Catuaba Samples by NMR, HPLC and Chemometrics. Phytochemical Analysis.
1. Kamdem et al., (2012) Catuaba (Trichilia catigua) Prevents Against Oxidative Damage Induced by In Vitro Ischemia–Reperfusion in Rat Hippocampal Slices. Neurochem Research.
Molecular targets and mechanisms of cancer prevention and treatment by withaferin a, a naturally occurring steroidal lactone. — 2014
7. Zanolari et al., (2003) Tropane Alkaloids from the Bark of Erythroxylum vacciniifolium.Journal of Natural Products.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled evaluation of the anxiolytic efficacy ff an ethanolic extract of withania somnifera. — 2000
Withaferin A Inhibits Helicobacter pylori-induced Production of IL-1β in Dendritic Cells by Regulating NF-κB and NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation. — 2015
2. Violante et al., (2012) Antimicrobial Activity of Some Medicinal Plants From the Cerrado of the Central Western Region of Brazil.Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.
Adaptogenic activity of Withania somnifera: an experimental study using a rat model of chronic stress. — 2001
Withania somnifera (ashwagandha), a rejuvenating herbal drug which enhances survival during stress (an adaptogen). — 1982
3. Vianat et al., (2011) Antinociceptive Activity of Trichilia catigua Hydroalcoholic Extract: New Evidence on Its Dopaminergic Effects.Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. — 2013
6. Campos et al., (2005) Antidepressant-like effects of Trichillia catigua (Catuaba) extract: evidence for dopaminergic-mediated mechanisms.Phytopharmacology.
Withanolides potentiate apoptosis, inhibit invasion, and abolish osteoclastogenesis through suppression of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation and NF-kappaB-regulated gene expression. — 2006
Withania somnifera Induces Cytotoxic and Cytostatic Effects on Human T Leukemia Cells. Toxins. — 2016
4. Pontieri et al., (2007) The herbal drug Catuama reverts and prevents ventricular fibrillation in the isolated rabbit heart.Journal of Electrocardiology.