Albizia (Albizia julibrissin) is a wonderful plant ally that has a long history of use in TCM to help ease anxiety and helps us to move through difficult and heavy emotions. Traditionally used to help ease symptoms of depression, irritability, and anger due to repressed emotions, Albizia flower gently brings our hearts back to softness and joy. The Albizia tree is commonly known as the “Tree of Collective Happiness” in TCM. This tree has a unique and correspondent characteristic of closing up its leaves at dusk, and reopening them in the morning, bringing a similar state to us and helping bring more restful sleep. When in bloom, the Albizia flowers are frequented with fervor by all kinds of pollinators; hummingbirds, bees, and insects of all kinds buzz around these aromatic and delicate pink and white blossoms, sipping their sweet nectar. One of the most important aspects of the way in which Albiza helps us to deal with symptoms of depression and anxiety, is by encouraging us to move through and release, instead of repress and stuff the feelings, the later often leading to more intense problems to be dealt with later in life.
Our Albizia Spagyric is one of our favorite offerings we use regularly. The world is intense. We all have moments of overwhelm and burnout. Depression and anxiety are becoming more and more common, and we strongly feel that the use of plants such as Albizia, in combination with supportive lifestyle choices, offer us the opportunity to help ease some of the burden we can feel inside. We often use Albizia in conjunction with other healing modalities, therapeutic, and self care practices, in order to deepen and help release the internal tension that can arise through everyday life.
- gentle anxiety reduction
- protects the body against oxidative stress
- promotes restful sleep
- can help to improve memory
- can help to reduce irritability and melancholy
- helpful in helping to release and move through constrained emotions
- Planetary Ruler: Moon, Venus
- Element: Air
- Energetics: Sweet, Neutral
- Meridians/Organs: Liver, Heart
- Part used: Flower
- Active constituents: Quercetin, isoquercetin, triterpenoidal saponins, julibrosides, polyphenols, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids, sophoflavescenol, kurainol, kuraridin, kuraridinol, roseoside, vanillin, protocatechoic acid, palmitic acid, linoleum acid, machaerinic acid , scopoletin, uridine, albitocin, b-sitosterol, amyrin, lactone, methyl ester, acacia acid, spinasterylglucoside
- Properties: Alterative, antioxidant, cardiac, anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free