Botanical Name : Mimosa Pudica
English Name : Sensitive Plant / Sleepy Plant,
Tamil Name : தொட்டா சிணுங்கி / Thotta Sinungi
Hindi Name : लजालू / Lajalu
Kannada Name : Muttidare Muni
Sanskrit Name : Khadiraka
Malayalam Name : ടിന്റര്മാണി / Tintarmani
Telugu Name : అత్థాపత్తి / Attaapatti
Sensitive plant has lot of health benefits. Leaves are dark green, bipinnate and hairy. The pinnate comes in two pairs (sometimes only one pair) which arises close together from the tip of the petiole so the arrangement appears palmate.
The petiole is about 2.5 cm long and the pinnate are 2.5-5 cm long.
There are 12-50 leaflets, each 6-12 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, oblong-linear and pointed.
- The plant is also used for hypertension, menorrhagia, glandular swelling, sore throat and hoarseness.
- The Powdered seeds can be applied to wounds and sores.
- Decoction of leaves is used for diabetes.
- Powdered roots and leaves are taken with milk for piles and fistula.
- Juice is applied externally to fistulous sores.
- It is used for treatment of anxiety and depression
- Infusion of leaves is used for dysentery.
For Joint Pain or Arthritis
Sensitive plant helps to cure joint pain. For this, you have to make a fine paste from the leaves of this plant and apply it on your joints. Leave it for the night and then wash it the next morning.
To treat with Insomnia just taste the leaves of this plant (5gm) and crush them to make a paste. After making a paste, boil it with water and strain. Take this during nighttime and within 15-20 days you will see the results.
To get rid of itching, make a fine paste from the root of this plant and apply it to the affected area. Or make a paste by extracting the juice of this plant and add Sesame oil.
This plant also helps to treat fractures of the bone. Take 5gm of fine powder and mix with a boiling water after some time apply the paste on your affected area to see the difference.
For Treating High Blood Pressure
Take the sensitive plant powder and Consume 15 ml twice a day and say goodbye to your high blood pressure problems.
For Treating Snake Bites
Sensitive plant helps to treat the snake bites as dangerous as the cobra. In a case of such emergencies prepare a decoction of its roots (10gm) in 400ml of water and drink it twice a day.