Mimosa pudica L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Toxic plant


Origin: Native to Brazil.

Pharmacological Activities: Anthelmintic. Antibacterial, Anticonvulsant, Antidepressant, Antifertility, Antifungal, Hyperglycaemic, Antioestrogenic and Antivenom.

Range. Pantropical, originating in the Neotropics (thought probably native to South America). Grows naturally all over Myanmar.

Whole plant: Bitter and astringent in taste with cooling properties, the five parts (root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit) are known to “calm” (reduce) phlegm and bile. A mixture of the crushed plant and water is applied topically to reduce edema. The liquid extracted from the whole plant is applied to treat inflamed sores; also used to make tonics and medicines to treat vomiting of blood, hemorrhaging, and asthma. The whole plant is also employed as a diuretic and antiseptic.

Leaf: Crushed and applied as a poultice over the pubic region to treat excessive urination. A mixture of the powdered leaves and milk is taken for hemorrhoids.

Root: Paste is applied topi­cally to heal sores. A root decoction is given to dissolve gall stones and to promote urinary function.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

2) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

3) DeFilipps, Robert A.; Krupnick, Gary A. / PhytoKeys, v. 102. - - p. 1 - 314,  2018.

Mimosa pudica L.
Término aceptado: 29-Dic-2016