Photos of Albizia julibrissin, Silk Tree, Mimosa, He-huan

Albizia julibrissin, mimosa, silktree, he huan pi (bark), he huan hua (flowers) is an East Asian tree, was introduced to Western horticulture as a hardy ornamental tree. In China preparations of the flowers and the bark have been used for over a 1,000 years in prescriptions for anxiety and as a mild sedative to "ease the mind." The Chinese name e-huan means "enlivens the spirit."

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