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Common names: Lebbeck, Lebbek Tree, Frywood, Koko, Woman's-tongue Tree.
Common Hindi name: Siris.
Plant: 18-30m tall deciduous tree with a trunk 50cm to 1m in diameter.
Leaves: Bipinnate, 7.515cm long, with one to four pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 618 leaflets.
Flowers: White, with numerous 2.53.8cm long stamens, and very fragrant.
Fruit: Pod 15-30cm long and 2.5-5.0cm broad, containing six to twelve seeds.
Native to tropical southern Asia, naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. Found throughout India, also cultivated for commercial purposes.
Its uses include environmental management, forage, medicine and wood. It is cultivated as a shade tree in North and South America. In India, the tree is used to produce timber. Wood from Albizia lebbeck has a density of 0.55-0.66g/cm3 or higher.
Lebbeck is used as an astringent, to treat boils, cough, to treat the eye, flu, gingivitis, lung problems, pectoral problems, is used as a tonic, and is used to treat abdominal tumors. The bark is used medicinally to treat inflammation. Albizia lebbeck is also psychoactive.
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