Touch me not plant & its benefits to your Health
Touch me not, live and die, shame plant and humble plant is a subshrub which is found predominantly in India. Its thorny and the green leaflets fold and droop at night or when touched and cooled.
It majorly possesses antibacterial, antivenom, antifertility, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and various other pharmacological activities.
Ayurveda names mimosa as Lajjalu or namaskari.
It is said to have sheeta virya, is laghu in guna and predominantly has kashaya rasa.
It is greatly recommended in Dysfunctional uterine bleeding or menorrhagia (heavy bleeding). It’s also used in bleeding piles, ulcerative colitis and Ulcers.
Bio active compounds such as terpenoids, flavonoids, glycosides, alkaloids, quinines, phenols, tannins, saponins, and coumarins are found in the plant.