Albizia julibrissin
Albizia julibrissin


Albizia julibrissin is a tree that was originally grown in southern and eastern Asia. The flowers and stem bark are used to make medicine.

Albizia julibrissin is used for anxiety, cancer, insomnia, skin infections, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Albizia julibrissin is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Albizia julibrissin is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Albizia julibrissin is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Surgery: Albizia julibrissin might affect the central nervous system. It might increase the effects of anesthesia and other medications on the brain during and after surgery. Stop taking Albizia julibrissin at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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  • Anxiety.
  • Cancer.
  • Depression.
  • Insomnia.
  • Sore throat.
  • To improve mood.
  • Trauma.
  • Insect bites.
  • Skin infection (boils and abscesses).
  • Bed sores (pressure ulcers).
  • Fractures.
  • Sprains.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate Albizia julibrissin for these uses.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate dose of Albizia julibrissin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Albizia julibrissin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

Sedative medications (CNS depressants)

Interaction Rating=Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Albizia julibrissin might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Medications that cause sleepiness are called sedatives. Taking Albizia julibrissin along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness.

Some sedative medications include pentobarbital (Nembutal), phenobarbital (Luminal), secobarbital (Seconal), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

Herbs and supplements with sedative properties: Albizia julibrissin might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Using it along with other herbs that have the same effect might cause too much sleepiness and drowsiness. Some of these herbs and supplements include 5-HTP, calamus, California poppy, catnip, hops, Jamaican dogwood, kava, St. John's wort, skullcap, valerian, yerba mansa, and others.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


The chemicals in Albizia julibrissin might have calming, sleep inducing, anticancer, and antioxidant effects.
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