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