Women’s tongues tree

Scientific name of Woman’s Tongues Tree: Albizia lebbeck

Name of Woman’s tongues tree in different languages:-

English: Lebbek tree, Flea tree, Fry wood, Siris treeLebbek treeBlack Siris

Sanskrit: Sisira, Shitapushpa, Shirisha, Bhandi, Bhandila, Mridupushpa

Tamil: சிரிடம் Siridam, Vakai

Malayalam: Nenmenivaka-നെന്മേനിവാക

Plant description:

Woman’s tongues tree(Albizia lebbeck) is a deciduous, tropical, Western Ghats areas, grows up to 30 m tall. Leaves are green, arranged bipinnate, 7.5 cm to 15 cm long, flowers are numerous, white, 2.5 to 3.8 cm long and fragrant. The fruit is a pod, 15 to 30 cm long, contain 6 to 12 seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Odd pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, Flower, seed, root.

Medicinal uses:

Treat boils, asthma, cough, eye, flu, lung problems, cough, bronchitis etc., used as a detergent

Chemical content:

Saponin, tannins, sitosterol, histidine, lucine, niacin etc.

Medicinal Properties: 

Antiseptic, anti-dermatosis,  antibacterial, anti-allergic, anti-toxic, anti-dysenteric

Women’s tongues tree is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Copy rights 2013-2024 Medicinal Plants India : All rights reserved.