Cortex Albizziae


Bark of Albizzia julibrissin Durazz. or A. kalkora (Roxb.) Pram, family Leguminosae.

Bark quilled, 40-80 cm long, 0.1-0.3 cm thick; outer surface grey-brown, longitudinally stripped or cracked, with many elliptical, transverse and brown-red lenticels and lichen patches, occasionally with rounded branch scars; inner surface light yellow-brown to yellow-white, smooth, somewhat finely and longitudinally stripped. Hard and brittle in texture. Fracture section fibrous. Slightly fragrant in odour. Sweet in taste, mild in nature. and attributive to heart and liver channels.

1. Tranquilize the mind and disperse the depressed vital energy: For emotional upset manifested as mental depression, insomnia, and amnesia.
2. Activate blood circulation and relieve carbuncle: For trauma, skin infection, lung abscess, etc.

Pharmacological Action
1. Tranquilizing.
2. Promoting blood circulation.
3. Analgesic.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g.


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