Ayurveda and Science

Shirish/Albizia lebbeck/Shirisha/Siris Tree


Shirish Plant
Hindi Name: Shirish
Sanskrit Name: Shirisha
English Name: Siris Tree
Latin Name: Albizia lebbeck (Linn) Benth Pennel
A deciduous erect spreading tree commonly growing at road side throughout India from the plains upto 900 m in Himalaya. Bark of the tree is used for various ailments in Ayurveda.

Albizia Lebbeck Medicinal Uses

Use of Shireesha has been extensively recommended to neutralize toxins in the body. It has also been used in the treatment of respiratory afflictions like bronchial asthma. Based on various experimental and clinical observations use of Sirish bark in the form of a herbal tea for asthmatic persons has been recommended. Such usage help to control the frequency and intensity of the asthmatic attacks.

Chemical Composition

Bark contains tannins and pseudotannins, friedelin b-sitosterol. Saponins based on echinocystic acids has been reported from the seeds.

Effect on

Balances thridoshas.
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