Mimosa Pudica, also known as Sensitive Plant, is a creeping, perennial type of flowering herb that is from the pea Fabaceae. This fern-like plant has a long history of use in Ayurveda, a holistic healing system that originated in India in ancient times. In India, Mimosa Pudica herb is used to treat glandular swellings, and leaf-sap is applied for sinus disorders; In Senegal, Mimosa leaves are used for lumbago and nephritis. All plant parts are used against glandular tumors.
Mimosa Pudica Information
- Common Name: touch-me-not or shy plant
- Origin: South America
- Ingredients: Wild harvested Mimosa pudica seed
- Parts Used: Entire plant, Seeds.
Mimosa Pudica Benefits
Mimosa pudica has been shown to alleviate pain and is also used as an antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, and anti-inflammatory. Mimosa pudica plant shows excellent wound healing activity when compared to the standard drug Gentamicin. It majorly possesses antibacterial, antivenom, antifertility, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and various other pharmacological activities.
Other benefits of Mimosa Pudica plant are:
- Used for treating bleeding disorders like menorrhagia
- Used as a mild anti-depressant and anti-anxiety
- Soothes ulcers
- Help relieve diarrhea
- Lessens joint pain and arthritis symptoms
- Anti-parasites and anti-fungal properties
- Fights hair loss