Albizzia julibrissin herb and plant Chinese herb
Feb 25 2018

Albizzia julibrissin has been used in traditional oriental medicine. Cortex Albizziae, the stem bark of the leguminous plant Albizzia julibrissin, is specified in Chinese pharmacopoeia as a traditional Chinese medicine used to relieve melancholia and uneasiness of body and mind, invigorate the circulation of blood and subside a swelling.
   There are claims that Albizzia julibrissin herb has the potential to be useful as an antidepressant.

Albizzia julibrissin herb substances
The bark of Albizzia julibrissin herb has triterpenoid saponins such as julibroside, flavonoids, and hehuanoside A.

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2013. Anxiolytic effects of Julibroside C1 isolated from Albizzia julibrissin in mice.

Blood vessels
Anti-angiogenic activity of julibroside J8, a natural product isolated from Albizia julibrissin.
Phytomedicine. 2009; Laboratory of Natural Medicine, School of Medicine and Pharmaceutics, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, PR China.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-angiogenic properties of julibroside J(8), a triterpenoid saponin isolated from Albizia julibrissin. In the presence of juliborside J(8,) the growth of human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC-1), four human tumor cell lines, and a normal cell line (MRC-5) was evaluated by MTT assay. The in vivo anti-angiogenic effect of julibroside J(8) was evaluated on a chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) and in transplanted colon carcinoma cells in a nude mice neovascularisation model.  Treatment with julibroside J(8) resulted in dose-dependent inhibition of growth, migration, and tube formation in HMEC-1 cells; julibroside J(8) also inhibited the formation of microvessels on CAM and reduced vessel density within tumor. Julibroside J may be a potent anti-angiogenetic and cytotoxic drug; further investigation is warranted.

Albizzia julibrissin herb for depression
Antidepressant-like effects of Albizzia julibrissin in mice: involvement of the 5-HT1A receptor system.
Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2007. Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea.
The present study was undertaken to investigate the antidepressant-like effects of the methylene chloride fraction of Albizzia julibrissin using a tail suspension test in mice. Our findings suggest that methylene chloride fraction of Albizzia julibrissin exerts its antidepressant-like effect via the 5-HT1A receptor system.

Albizzia julibrissin herb questions
I don't think you carry this item and I hope you can add it. I bought some albizzia bark from an online seller and ground it to make tea, it was very relaxing. The stuff was expensive and halfway through I found spiders in the bark, yuck. I hope you can find a cleaner and cheaper way of providing it.
    This is interesting.