Albizia bark (He Huan Pi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Cortex Albiziae|
|Botanical Name:||Albizia Julibrissin Durazz.|
|Common Name:||Albizia bark
Mimosa Tree bark
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The bark is collected in summer or autumn, and then cut into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet and neutral|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver, Spleen, Lungs|
|Functions:||Increase blood circulation and calms the spirit.
To tranquilize the mind and relieve depression
To invigorate the blood and reduce swelling, alleviates pain
Build and repair fractured bones and help speed the healing process
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Insomnia, forgetfulness and irritability due to depression or anger. Emotional imbalance, excessive worry, fright, nightmares, paranoia.
*Use with Arborvitae seed (Bai zi ren) and Multiflower knotweed
(Ye jiao teng).
2. Swelling and pain due to external injury.
*Use with Chinese angelica root (Dang gui) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuan xiong).
3. Carbuncles and furuncles.
*Use with Wild chrysanthemum flower (Ye ju hua), Dandelion herb
(Pu gong ying) and Forsythia fruit (Lian qiao).
4. Lung abscesses with expectoration of blood with phlegm.