Thursday, 6 August 2015

10 Top Medicinal Uses & Benefits Of Mimosa Pudica | Touch Me Not Plant | Sensitive Plant

 

Mimosa pudica also commonly called as touch me not plant | sensitive plant in English is called Thotta Chinnugi in Tamil and Lajalu in Hindi. The plant is covered in thorns with beautiful pink flowers and small green leaves that closes or droops when touched. It is a plant that is found commonly in many countries and here in our farm it grows in abundance. It is considered a weed and can be commonly found in wastelands. I used to be fascinated with touch me not plant when I was younger and more so now after knowing about it's wonderful uses. When I was a kid, I used to love touching the leaves and watch it close and I used to keep on looking for it open again. I have never thought much about the medicinal values of the plant when I was growing up. Few years back, one of our farm workers was collecting the plant from the farm and when I inquired about it she replied that she was collecting it for treating diarrhea. It was the first time I heard about the medicinal use of touch me not plant. The more I came to know about it's wonderful benefits and uses, my fascination and respect for this plant has only grown over the years. It has been used for piles, dysentery, as a poultice and for treating wounds. Since it is a very popular plant extensive studies have been done on the plant scientifically proving many of the remedies it is used in. The last time we had rains, many of the mimosa pudica plant in the farm had beautiful pink flowers and I happily pictured them. I have tried my best to compile all the medicinal uses of mimosa pudica that has been scientifically proven below.....

 

10 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS & MEDICINAL USES OF MIMOSA PUDICA | TOUCH ME NOT PLANT | SENSITIVE PLANT:

1. Mimosa Pudica Wound Healing Activity:

                              Traditionally the leaf extract made by grinding the leaves with little water and extracting the juice is used for treating wounds. This remedy has been proven scientifically now! For the study, both the methanolic and water extract was used in 3 different concentrations (0.5 %, 1 % and 2 %) in a basic ointment base. The ointment containing 2 % of both methanolic and water extract showed significant wound healing activity.

2. Mimosa Pudica Anti Venom Activity:

                              An interesting study was done on the anti venomous activity of mimosa pudica and that too cobra venom! The study which was done on the water extract of the mimosa pudica dried root (made by boiling the dried root in water) proved that it is very good at inhibiting the activity of the snake venom. But this remedy has to done under the observation of an experienced healer or herbalist.

3. Mimosa Pudica For Piles:

                         Mimosa Pudica is very good for treating bleeding piles and has been used as a remedy for it for many many years. For the remedy, crush the leaves into a fine paste and apply as a poultice, it will greatly ease the burning and bleeding. This is due to it's amazing wound healing properties.

4. Mimosa Pudica For Ulcers:

                       Another very important study on mimosa pudica was its effect on ulcers. The study done on rats with artificially induced ulcers proved that 100 mg of ethanolic extract very effectively reduced the ulcers. 

5. Mimosa Pudica For Diarrhea: 

                       Mimosa pudica is very good in treating diarrhea. A study done on albino rats by inducing them to diarrhea using castor oil and treating them with ethanolic extract proved to be very effective in controlling the diarrhea.

6. Mimosa Pudica Anti inflammatory Properties:

                       Another study proved its anti inflammatory properties. The study done on rats with artificially induced paw odema proved its anti inflammatory properties. The results were very effective and significant. In village sides, we do boil the leaves of mimosa pudica and use the warm liquid as a compress, happy to know that it has been proven scientifically.

7. Mimosa Pudica Anti Diabetic Activity:

                                Mimosa pudica's anti diabetic activity has been proven through research. The research was done using the ethanolic extract but usually the leaf powder or the root powder is taken daily for bringing down the blood sugar levels.

8. Liver Protecting Activity of Mimosa Pudica:

                Another important medicinal use it's protection of liver against toxins . When rats were given toxic ethanol along with mimosa pudica extract, it proved to be very effective in protecting the liver from toxicity.


9. Anti microbial, Anti Fungal & Anti Viral Properties Of Mimosa Pudica:

                   Mimosa pudica has been proven for its anti microbial, anti fungal and anti viral properties. The research was done using different concentrations of the mimosa pudica ethanol extract on various fungus and bacteria and it proved to be very effective in controlling them.

10. Anti fertility Activity of Mimosa Pudica:

                      Mimosa pudica has proven to have anti fertility properties. so if you are trying for pregnancy, never consume mimosa pudica in any form...

39 comments:

  1. I don't get the difference between ethanolic extract and toxic ethanol...the plant extract can also be harmful?

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    1. Pure ethanol is almost 100 % proof make it lethal for human consumption that is why it is called toxic. The ethanolic extract mentioned is plant extract mixed in ethanol in a concentration that is not toxic, hope this clears your doubt...:)

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    2. We used it with mimosa bark to make some VERY! Good DMT

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  2. Someone I know well was given this plant in pill form for intestinal cleansing of parasites. She was able to see visually the evidence of the parasites exiting her body in fecal matter. Have you heard of this use?

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    1. I haven't heard of this use of mimosa pudica. Thanks you for sharing this information, good to know it is so effective in treating intestinal parasites..

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    2. I am also under the care of a naturopath and was given this compound to help eliminate intestinal parasites and rope worms... Hard to find information about this usage anywhere online. Makes me a bit weary. :/

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  3. Could this plant root also be a cure for kidney stones, I heard rumors

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    1. Mimosa pudica does help remove kidney stones and has been proven through clinical research too...

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    2. Got to double check. Are we confusing with Nerunjilmul (Tribulus terrestris), it is the common puncture vine in english.

      Or are they both beneficial to treat kidney stones?

      See the program by Siddha Packiam on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmHNfL10iJQ

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    3. The antiurolithiatic activity of mimosa pudica has been proven through research, you can read it here: www.rguhs.ac.in/cdc/onlinecdc/uploads/04_P012_9444.doc

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  4. How to use it for kidney stone problem?

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  5. How to use this to cure stone problem? My 5 month boy got cured from diarrhoea by using touch me not in single use itself. He was suffering for 10 days and alopathy medicine was of no use

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  6. I would like to try it for black fly fever, but I"m unsure of a good dosage to start with. I harvest several plants in full bloom but left the root systems in the ground. While I have lived in Oklahoma for many years I have never had a black fly bite me before. My lymph's in my neck are swollen and my primary can find no reason for it all my blood work is fine. I will start off in small amounts in warm tea to check for reactions....were can I find a dosage rate? Thanks!

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    1. The suggested dosage for the liquid extract of mimosa pudica is around 5 ml but it might defer from person to person.

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  7. is it true that this plant can enhance sexual activity for men?

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    1. Yes mimosa pudica acts like an aphrodisiac, you can read the study that proves it here

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  8. Do mimosa pudica cause miscarriage in early pregnancy?

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    1. Mimosa pudica should never be consumed by pregnant women as it can cause miscarriage...

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  9. Can I grow in glass bottles?

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    1. I would suggest growing mimosa pudica in a small pot...

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  10. Respected Madam

    I am male 43 non veg
    occasional drinker and smoker
    i am suffering with internal hemorrhoids + fistula
    kindly advice me for permanent cure.

    Thank you Madam
    With Regards
    Anilkuamar
    9440793893
    anil.avt2@gmail.com

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    1. We use pirandai (Cissus quadrangularis)taken in the form of chutney for treating hemorrhoids. You can read about it in the blog...

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  11. Hi mam,

    I am srinivasan 27 years old non veg past 2years I am having piles problem last year same month I got the issue and medicianfishe again I got the same pproblem fissure please tell me the permanent solution how to eat the touch me not plz send me mail sri.genesis@gmail.com

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    1. I would suggest taking triphala or haritaki or pirandai (you can read about them in the blog), they are great for treating piles. If you are suffering bleeding piles, touch me not plant leaves can be applied as a poultice...

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  12. I was suggested by some one to take some crushed leaves with buttermilk to cure the piles. While i was taking my ant stopped to use it and said it should not be taken from male gyes bcoz it supresses the erection and he becomes sterile. Is it true? pls reply me

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    1. Mimosa pudica plant is actually an aphrodisiac, you can read the research that proves it here. But it has anti fertility properties when women take it....

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  13. Hello! Can you please tell us the procedure on how to make antifungal out of mimosa pudica or touch me not. Please. We badly need this in our research. Thanks! My gmail is xeniakimmoreno@gmail.com

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    1. You can collect the mimosa pudica leaves and shade dry till there is no moisture left and crisp. Powder the leaves finely in a dry mixer. Mix the leaf powder with unrefined coconut oil into a paste and you have an effective anti fungal cream...:)

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  14. I don't want my wife to give birth now.can you advice me how she can take this plant and in what means and what part.

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  15. Can you cite the research on the effect of makahiya plant ointment on wound healing? :)

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    1. You can find the research proving the wound healing activity of mimosa pudica here:here

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  16. Is the plant edible raw or cooked or not edible?

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  17. In zee tv Dr. K.S Murugan who comes at 8 am morning TV show said keeping a touch me not plant at home brings good wealth and money and luck and he said how it has to be kept on a Friday and my TV went offline cau u pls let me know the details this was from sunday 18th sep 2016 program 8.am

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  18. Hello Medam,
    My mom is 60 year old. She has Stone in Pancreas.We went to doctor and doctor told us, it can be removed only by operation.But my mom dont want to do it by operation.Is ther any remedies for this kind os stone?please let me know.
    Thanks
    Ankitpatel3012@yahoo.com
    +12045998272

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  19. Can you please share about natural birth control herbs.

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  20. i am eating 3 seed of castor then i heard thats is poisonous
    can i eating mimosa to cancel poisonous symptom

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  21. Does it mean it affects both male and female fertility?

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  22. Does it mean it affects both male and female fertility?

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