Siris (Lebbeck)


Siris Scientific Name

Albizia lebbeck

Siris Other Names

English: Lebbeck, Lebbek tree, Flea tree, Frywood, Koko, Woman’s tongue tree
Hindi: Sirish
Sanskrit: Shukpriya

What is Siris?

Siris or Shirish is an herb known for its anti-poisoning properties in Ayurveda. The tree is used to make timber and fuel for forage, environmental management, and medicine. It also works as an astringent and is used for coughs, boils, gingivitis, flu, and other lung problems. The bark is used to treat inflammation, while the leaves and the seeds are used to treat ophthalmia and other eye problems.

Common forms of Siris

Bark, Seeds, Leaves, Fruits, Powder, Juice, Decoction

Siris is commonly used for:

  • Curing dental problem
  • Treating blood disorders, erysipelas and inflammatory skin conditions
  • Treating night blindness (decoction of its leaves can be used as eye drops)
  • Relieving chronic congestion
  • Curing wounds, lymphadenitis and skin diseases
  • Urinary Tract infection (Cystitis)

Siris Vach Dosage

Powder: 3-6g per day
Juice: 10-20ml
Decoction: 100ml

Siris Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Excess amount may cause vomiting.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing mothers: Due to a lack of scientific research, it is best to avoid Siris during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Children: Not known.

The red dye obtained from the bark can cause skin irritation. Additionally, men suffering from low sperm count and poor motility of sperm should avoid taking this herb.

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