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Benefits of Mimosa Pudica (Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant)

Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) is a wild plant that originated in tropical America of the order Rosales/Fabales, family Mimosaceae/Fabaceae. In some countries of the world, Mimosa Pudica is known by the name han xiu cau (China), makahiya (Philippines), malu-malu (Malaysia), Mai yarap (Thailand), Mori vivi (West Indies), Mac co (Viet Nam), Putri malu or Sikejut (Indonesia), and shame plant or sensitive plant (United Kingdom).

Benefits of Mimosa Pudica (Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant)

Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) can grow in tropical areas such as with a height of 1 - 1200 m above sea level. Wild plants usually grow wild on the roadside or in open places that are exposed to the Sun. The uniqueness of this plant is if leaves are touched, blown, or heated will soon be "shut down ". This is because the occurrence of changes in turgor pressure on bones. The stimulation can also be felt in other leaves which do not join the untouched. This motion is called the seismonasti.

This plant also buds at sunset and breaks back after sunrise. Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) closes its leaves to protect themselves from animal plant Eater (herbivore) to eat it. The color of the bottom leaves are paler coloured so that the animals had been wanting to eat this plant will think that the plants have withered and become interested again not to eat it. 

The content and benefits of Shame Plant or Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica).

Mimosa Pudica contains alkaloids, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic and mimosine. Compound mimosine is one amino acid derivative of lysin biosintetik results. Saponins and tannins compounds play an active role as an antifungal. Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) is also beneficial as anticonvulsants, antidepressants, antibacterial. Extract etanolik Mimosa Pudica as anti-hiperglikemik.

Another benefit of the Mimosa Pudica that has been utilized by the society include deciduous as phlegm (Expectorant), fever (Antipyretic) reliever, Tranquilizer (Sedative), Anti-cough (Antitussive), Anti-inflammatory (Anti Inflammatory) and Set of urine (Diuretic). Experts in traditional medicine in China and the United States as well as Indonesia's research indicates that Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa pudica) can be used to treat high heat on children, intestinal worms, insomnia, inflammation Airway and herpes.

Traditional medicinal herb natural from Mimosa Pudica.

All parts of the Plant Mimosa Pudica can be used as a medicinal herb, below is how to make a Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) for treating insomnia, coughs, bronchitis and chronic rheumatism.

1. Traditional Medicinal Herb Insomnia :

Materials :
- Mimosa Pudica = 15 grams
- Mustard = 15 grams
- Oxalis corniculata or Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides= 30 grams

How to make Herb and condition of use:
- Boil all the ingredients above with 2 cups of water to 1 cup left over later.
- Strain The Water Boiled.
- Drink of water decoction of as much as 1 cup a day.
- Regularly drink before dinner.

2. How to make Traditional Medicines for Chronic Bronchitis with Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant Roots:

- Boiled roots Mimosa Pudica as much as 60 grams of water 600 cc.
- Boil until remaining 200 cc and for to be made 2 times drinking.
- Drink this concoction 2 times a day, day and night.

3. Traditional Medicine Herb Cough Phlegm from the Roots of Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) :

- Boiled roots of Sensitive Plant (Mimosa Pudica) by as much as 10-15 grams to 3 glasses of water.
- Boil until remaining 1 cup water, then strain
- This herb drink 3 times a day, each 1 cup once.

4. Traditional Medicine Herb Rheumatism from the Roots of Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) :

- Soak the roots of Shame Plant (Mimosa Pudica) 15 grams in White Wine by as much as 500 cc for a week or more.
- Apply this concoction in a place that feels pain by rheumatic diseases.

So articles about 4 Benefits of Mimosa Pudica (Sensitive Plant or Shame Plant). May be useful for those who read and could cure diseases. Furthermore, for those who have already tried and proved the efficacy of Mimosa Pudica who has written above, please give her experience with commented below. Thank You

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