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Mimosa pudica Linn.
  • Family : Mimosaceae
  • English : Sensitive plant, Humble plant
  • Hindi : Lajjavanti, Lajavanti
  • Gujarati : Lajamani, Risamani
  • Sanskrit : Lajjalu, Samanga

  • Part used : Panchang

Botanical Description: A diffuse prickly undershrub, 45 – 90 cm in height, leaves bipinnately compound, pinnae 2-4, digitately arranged with 10-20 pairs of leaflets, rachis clothed with ascending bristles, flowers pink in globose heads, peduncles prickly ususlaly in axillary pairs all along the branches, fruits bristly pods, flat, straw coloured, consisting of 3-5 one seeded segments.

They are found throughout India in hot, moist localities. Its origin is in Brazil.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta, Kasaya
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Sita
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Grahi, Kaphahara, Pittanasaka

Modern Pharmacological Action:  It is known to posess antiulcer activity. They also have wound healing activity. The active principles in the root extract of Mimosa pudica have hydrogen donors thus scavenging the free radical. Nitric oxide (NO) is an important chemical mediator generated by the endothelial cells, neurons involved in the regulation of various physiological processes

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Ural BPH Capsule