The flowers, fruit, bark, leaves and roots are all used in medicine. The seeds contain crude protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, niacin and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and most of the essential amino acids. Modern medical trials have shown that Albizia lebbeck has “remarkable anti-inflammatory activity supporting the folkloric usage of this plant to treat various inflammatory diseases” 2
Been shown to possess anti-asthmatic activity.1
Relieves pulmonary eosinophilia1.
Administration of Albizzia lebbeck led to favorable results in all types of allergic conjunctivitis1. Antiallergic action (relief of nasal) is achieved by inhibiting histaminic – blocking histamine H1 receptors1. The immunomodulatory effect of the bark of AL was evaluated studying humoral and cell mediated immune responses. There were higher serum antibody titers compared to the control group. Delayed type hypersensitivity response was suppressed in mice treated with AL extract. 3
It has also antifungal and antibacterial activity.1 Immurincontains, besides Albizzia lebbeck, Adhatoda vasica, Cyperus rotundus, Clerodendrum serratum, Azadirachta indica and Curcuma zedoaria. All these components have been shown to modulate immunity and control allergy symptoms.
1.Mohammad Faisal, Singh P P, Irchhaiya R; Review on Albizia Lebbeck a potent herbal drug, International Research Journal Of Pharmacy Vol 3, Issue 5, May 2012
2. Anti-inflammatory activity of Albizia lebbeck Benth., an ethnomedicinal plant, in acute and chronic animal models of inflammation / Babu N P et al / J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Sep 7;125(2):356-60. Epub 2009 Mar 9.
3. Immunomodulatory Effect of Albizzia Lebbeck / C. C. Barua; P. P. Gupta; G. K. Patnaik et al / Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 38, Issue 3 July 2000 , pages 161 – 166 / DOI: 10.1076/1388-0209(200007)38:3;1-S;FT161