Touch Me Not, Sensitive Plant

Sensitive Plant

Latin name : Mimosa pudica Mimosaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name : Lajjalu, Lajwanti, Chui- mui
Urdu Name : Chhuimui

General information :
When touched or shaken, the leaves of Touch Me Not droop inwards only to reopen a little later. The plant is also widely used in traditional medicine to treat diarrhea, sinusitis and glandular swellings.

Therapeutic constituents :
Touch Me Not contains the alkaloids mimosine and turgorin, which make up the chief therapeutic constituents of the plant.

Key therapeutic benefits :

  • A herbal composition made from the extracts of Touch Me Not is beneficial in treating diarrhea and dysentery.
  • It relieves symptoms of respiratory disorders like asthma.
  • The plant provides symptomatic relief in fistula, piles and glandular swellings.