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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Vashini, Mamaskari  
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English: Sensitive Plant, Bashful Mimosa, Humble Plant, Touch-me-not  
Botanical: Mimosa pudica Linn  
Hindi: Chhui-Mui, Lajwanti, Lajjawati, Lajalu, Lajak  
Telugu: Peddanidrakanti  
Common names: Mimosa, sensitiva, sensitive plant, dorme, dormidera, humble plant, marie-honte, mayhont, morivivi, honteuse, sleeping grass, ti mawi, touch-me-not, adormidera, feuilles honte, honte, quitem tranquille, memalu (modesty), puteri malu (modest princess), Lajak, Thottavadi, Najuko, Prasarini  
Family name: Mimosoideae  

2. Parts used:

  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Flower heads

Contents: Mimosine (Ascorbic-acid, crocetin, crocetin-dimethyl-ether, D-glucuronic-acid, D-xylose, linoleic-acid, linolenic-acid, mimosine, mucilage, norepinephrine, oleic-acid, palmitic-acid, sitosterol, stearic-acid).

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Bitter, Astringent.
  • Vipak: Spicy.
  • Veerya: Seetaveerya.

4. Uses:

  • It’s nature is acrid, cooling, vulnerary, alexipharmic, antibiotic, antimicrobial, anti-neurasthenic, antispasmodic, diuretic, nervine.
  • It used as medicine for bile imbalances.
  • With some combinations it also used for leprosy, dysentery, vaginal and uterine complaints.
  • It is good remedy for inflammations, burning sensation, fatigue, asthma, leucoderma, blood diseases.
  • According to Unani this toot cures the problems related to blood impurities and bile.
  • It also useful in clearing leprosy skin wounds and ulcers.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Raktapadi: Roots are in red colour.
  • Samanga: All the parts of this pant are in equal length.
  • Lajjavati: Sensitive plant.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Sandhaanikarani: Joins cuttings of skin and nerves.

7. Reference:

Rajamarthaandam, Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu.

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