Albizia Julibrissin Definition
Albizia julibrissin is a large tree with fern-like leafed branches the produces pink globe-shaped feathery flowers in late spring and summer, followed by large seed pods. The tree is native to Asian and has been used throughout history as a botanical Chinese medicine. It is used to relieving anxiety, stress and depression. The Albizia Julibrissin is traditionally known as “huan hua” (flowers) and “he huan pi” (bark) and popularly as the “happiness herb,” and “collective happiness bark” by the Chinese. Today, throughout the world, Albizia Julibrissin is known as “herbal prozac”.
Albizia Julibrissin Uses
Albizia julibrissin has mood supportive and calming properties as well as a tonic. It is commonly given to those grieving from the loss of a loved one as well as those suffering from mental and emotional illness. The bark and the flowers of the Albizia julibrissin are used as a calming sedative in Oriental traditional medicine. Those suffering from anxiety, stress and depression find relief when taking Albizia Julibrissin. The flowers have also been used for the treatment of insomnia, amnesia, sore throat, and contusion throughout history.
Albizia Julibrissin Signs and Symptoms
Throughout the Western world there is an over flow of antidepressants being prescribed. Albizia julibrissin is a natural alternative to these antidepressant medications, and just as powerful. Available both by prescription and over the counter, Albizia Julibrissin is easily obtained.
While Albizia Julibrissin is considered a safe herbal medication there is still a risk of dependency. Many regular Albizia Julibrissin users will find themselves developing a tolerance, increasing doses and going towards off label use. As their dose increases, along with the frequency of its use there is a risk of developing a dependency, they are unable to experience pleasure and maintain an uplifted mood without its use. When abruptly stopping the individual may experience a wide array of withdrawal symptoms that often includes cravings and worsening of mood or behavior.
Albizia Julibrissin Addiction Treatment
Albizia Julibrissin addiction does not typically require an intense addiction treatment program. The individual must begin with dose reduction therapy to gradually ween off the medication. As they are weening off the medication, counseling and therapy sessions may be required to work through the underlying cause of the addiction. With the proper therapy and counseling services the individual should be able to successfully work through all aspects of their addiction and develop the key tools needed to maintain their sobriety, and prevent the need for other herbal medicines or antidepressant medications.