Silk Mimosa East Indian Walnut Siris Tree Albizia Lebbeck Seeds
Packet of 10+ locally collected seeds!
Known as siris, lebbeck, lebbek tree, frywood, koko, woman’s tongue, dirisena chettu, vegiai, bage mara, vaga, siri, shari, sarsado, sirosh, kapitana, mrudupushpa, shukapirya, shukapushpa, bhandi, bhandira, ukall ra ngebard, rain tree, sultan ul ashjar, pit shirish shirisha, depending on where you are in the world.
This fella is an Australian native it has a wide range and has been introduced to a large part of the world as a shade and street tree, but also as a commercial timber crop, and a traditional medicine. The most widespread Albiza species worldwide apparently.
The leaves and shoots are said to be edible, sometimes know as Zuek in some parts of South East Asia.
Weren’t that flash when I tried them, wouldn’t be eating them on a regular occasion, but if I had to narrow it down its kinda like a stronger stringier Moringa in flavour I guess?
No doubt nutritious, but I haven’t been able to find studies on vitamin and mineral content, but it is a popular cattle fodder both here and overseas.
Used extensively as a medicinal plant overseas for pretty much everything, especially snake bite. Astringent tonics and tinctures are made and applied to boils, eczema, urticaria, fungal conditions like tinea and ring worm, insect bites and stings.
It is a treatment of cough, flu, gingivitis and tooth pain, bronchitis and lung conditions, erysipelas, paralysis, piles, syphilis, leucoderma, excessive perspiration, intestinal paracites and worms, and as a general immune boosting tonic for tumors due to its alleged, antimicrobial, analgesic, antiinflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiarthritic, antiasthmatic, antioxidant, antidiarrhoeal, anticonvulsant, antifungal, mast cell stabilization, antianaphylactic, steroidogenic, nootropic, antifertility, antihistaminic, hypo-cholesterolemic, cardiotonic and antitumor activity.
Attractive soft seed pods that compost down to a great mulch and flowers that smell amazing, just covering the trees. The parrots, possums and lorakeets love them.
Wild harvested sustainably by me and the Mrs, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!