Are you familiar with mimosa pudica? Also referred to as touch me not, live and die, shame plant and humble plant. This plant is a prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, Australia and Africa. It is heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched and cooled. These unique bending movements have earned it a status of ‘curiosity plant’.
It appears to be a promising herbal candidate to undergo further exploration as evident from its pharmacological profile. It majorly possesses antibacterial, antivenom, antifertility, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and various other pharmacological activities. The herb has been used traditionally for ages, in the treatment of urogenital disorders, piles, dysentery, sinus, and also applied on wounds. From killing parasites to helping manage indigestion, this is a pretty versatile plant that has numerous health benefits. Keep reading as I give you 5 benefits of mimosa plant which would leave you in awe.
1. Plenty of Antioxidants
First of all, the mimosa pudica plant is full of antioxidants, preventing the formation of free radicals in your body. The plant contains phytochemicals and vitamins, as well as superoxide dismutase, a beneficial antioxidant that declines in your body as you age, mimosa pudica care will help you get it back.
2. Reduces Indigestion
Indigestion can be such a pain, but mimosa pudica can help you out. About 30mg will operate as a natural antacid, relieving pain and discomfort. You can derive juice from the leaves of the plant for the best effects.
3. Potential Mental Health Benefits
The evidence here isn’t 100% solid, but the signs are promising. More than 90% of serotonin is made in your gut, along with other neurotransmitters, so by cleansing your body and making the space for helpful bacteria to thrive, you may be able to help boost your mental health too by adding mimosa plant to your diet.
4. Helps Cure Piles (Kooko).
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to help cure piles or “kooko”, mimosa pudica is very handy. You can make powder from the leaves and simply have a teaspoon with milk two or three times a day. Alternatively, you can have a teaspoon of the powder from both roots and leaves with milk three times a day, whichever you prefer. This is an effective home remedy for piles.
5. Kills Parasites
The plant kills not only adult parasites but inactivates larvae too, making them unable to move. This takes effect in just one hour, whereas some other drugs often used to treat parasitic infections can take three to five days to do the equivalent.
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