Mimosa Pudica is a small shrub or creeping plant that is a member of the nitrogen-fixing Fabaceae family.
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BioPure's Mimosa Pudica is a pure organic herbal powder with no added binders or fillers.
One quarter of a teaspoon leveled (770mg) mixed with your preferred drink, water or yogurt (soy or dairy) twice a day or as recommended by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent disease. Please consult your health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant, breast feeding or considering use for a child.
Mimosa pudica is a small shrub or creeping plant that is a member of the nitrogen-fixing Fabaceae family. The plant has small pink globe-shaped flowers and pinnately compound leaves. It is native to Brazil, but has become widespread throughout tropical regions and is considered an invasive weed in some areas1. Mimosa pudicais best known as the “Sensitive” or “Touch-me-not” plant, for the curious characteristic of responding to touch by folding its leaves inward and drooping its stem downward. The leaves will also droop at night and when exposed to rain or excessive heat2. BioPure Healing Products, LLC sells a pure powder that is entirely Mimosa pudicaherb with no binders or fillers.
Mimosa pudica has been used in traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of issues including gastrointestinal problems, gynecological and urinary complaints, inflammation, toothaches, fatigue, depression, asthma, leprosy, blood and skin problems, to arrest bleeding, and speed wound healing3,4. An aqueous solution of Mimosa pudicaroot extract has been effectively used to inhibit the activity of cobra venom5. It has also been indicated as potentially helpful in treating anxiety and depression6.
The primary interest inMimosa pudica, however, lies in its apparent antiparasitic and antimicrobial properties. It could be useful as an active ingredient in natural, environmentally friendly insecticidesthat could help prevent diseases like encephalitis7. Aqueous solutions have shown an inhibitory effect on development of the larvae of intestinal roundworms8. Pharmaceutical research is showing that Mimosa pudicacan facilitate the uptake of nanoparticles of certain substances, and aid in the delivery of drugs to cells9. This may be particularly useful in the global fight against malaria.
In addition to Mimosa pudica’s antiparasitic properties, a toxic alkaloid present in the herb, called “Mimosine”, has shown antiproliferative effects on ovarian cancer cells10, suggesting Mimosa pudica’spotential role in fighting some types of cancer. An experiment in 1975 showed that regeneration of damaged nerves was enhanced 30-40% in rats treated with Mimosa pudica11, indicating it may be helpful for victims of spinal cord injury and other types of nerve dysfunction.
1Gandhiraja N, Sriram S, Meenaa V, Kavitha Srilakshmi J, Sasikumar C, and Rajeswari R. Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of the Plant Extracts of Mimosa pudica L. Against Selected Microbes. Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13:618-24, 2009.These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.
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