What is albizia used for?
Albizia is an herb that is found in southern and eastern Asia. It is used for these following medical conditions, such as:
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Sore throat
- Improve mood
- Reduce swelling associated with trauma
Albizia is applied to the skin to treat insect bites, skin infections (boils and abscesses), ulcers, fractures, and sprains.
Albizia may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist, herbalist for more information.
How does it work?
There are not enough studies about how this herbal supplement works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, there are some studies showing that the chemicals in albizia have calming, sleep inducing, anticancer, and antioxidant effects.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using albizia?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
- You have allergy with any substances of albizia or other medications or other herbals.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
The regulations for an herbal supplement are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herbal supplement must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.
How safe is albizia?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding:
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this herbal during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
Stop taking albizia at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
What kind of side effects may I have from albizia?
Albizia causes sleepiness while using. Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.
What interactions may I have with albizia?
This herbal supplement may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbal healer or doctor before using.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.
What is the usual dose for albizia?
Albizia Liquid Extract:
Shake well before use. The recommended dose is 20-30 drops, three times a day or as directed by your practitioner.
The dose for this herbal supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbal supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.
What form does albizia come in?
This herbal supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:
- Liquid Extract 32 oz
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Albizia. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1451-albizia.aspx?activeingredientid=1451&activeingredientname=albizia. Accessed March 11, 2017.
Review Date: May 6, 2017 | Last Modified: May 6, 2017