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    January 23, 2024 2 min read

    Have you heard of Mimosa Pudica?

    Have you heard of Mimosa Pudica also commonly known as the sensitive plant or touch me not, it is known for its unique ability to fold its leaves in response to touch or another stimuli. (Watch the video in our IG stories to see this). 

    This Ayurvedic plant can be found in tropical America, Asia and the Australian East Coast. 

    The medicinal use of the plant dates back to Charaka and Sushruta Samhita. Numerous properties of the plant are mentioned such as: 

    Raktapittahara – alleviates bleeding disorders

    Sophahara – reduces oedema

    Yonirogahara – treats vaginal disease (used in uterine prolapse)

    Atisaraghna – antidiarrhoeal

    Kusthahara – beneficial in skin disease

    Shwasa – chronic respiratory disorder

    Ayurvedic properties of Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica) 

    Rasa/ taste: bitter and astringent

    Vipaka/ post digestive taste: heating

    Karma: alleviates Kapha and Pitta

    Virya/ potency: cold

    Guna/ qualities: light and dry

    In Ayurvedic medicine, Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica) has various uses:

    1. Wound Healing and Antimicrobial:

    It has wound-healing properties and can be used topically for cuts and wounds and manage infections. The whole plant can be used for this.

    2. Anti-inflammatory:

    Lajjalu possess anti-inflammatory effects and may be used to alleviate inflammation in certain conditions.

    It is also an ingredient of Visgarbha thailam an Ayurvedic oil for painful joints.

    3. Anti diarrhoeal:

    It is stool binding in nature. Used in the treatment of prolapsed rectum Guda Bhramsha)

    4. Bleeding disease:

    It is traditionally used in heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding piles and bleeding disorders.

    Some more facts 

    The paste of the roots can be applied on piles.

    The juice of the leaves are useful in vaginal disease including uterine prolapse

    The decoction of the root is given in dysentery and urinary calculi

    The powder of the leaves is given with milk in the treatment of piles

    Keep your eyes open for this beautiful Ayurvedic plant especially if you are on a holiday in Bali. 

    Let us know if you would like to learn more about Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology). 

    Comment below if you come across this special plant. 

    We wish you a healthy start to the New Year. ♥️

    With Love, Karin and the Lakshmi team 

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