5 impressive health benefits of Mimosa Pudica


The Mimosa pudica has been called an entire natural pharmacy, contained in a single plant. It is a fern-like herb that has been used for many years in Ayurveda, which is a holistic healing system originating from India.

Practitioners of Ayurvedic have used Mimosa pudica for an array of ailments ranging from wound healing to mood disorders. Today, many experts believe the plant can be beneficial for other conditions, too, such as diarrhea, depression, parasites, and so much more.

Keep reading to learn about some of the top benefits of Mimosa pudica.

1. An Effective Gut Scrubber

The Mimosa pudica seeds are unique. They are mucilaginous. This means they will swell when they contact a liquid, creating a gel. You can see this same effect by soaking chia seeds.

When you eat the seeds in capsule form, a similar swelling will occur in the digestive tract. The seeds turn into a sticky gel that attaches to chemical toxins, harmful bacteria, parasites, and heavy metals.

Along with getting rid of all these things from your digestive tract, the seeds add bulk to your stool. This helps with elimination.

2. Helps to Ease Asthma Symptoms

Do you or someone you know have asthma? If so, Mimosa pudica may provide some relief from asthma symptoms.

According to a study with rodents, an extract made with the plant blocked the release of molecules that caused inflammation. It also helped reduce the secretion of mucus in the lungs.

While more research is needed, using the plant for treatment is promising.

3. Eliminate Parasites  

Some studies have shown the seed extracts of Mimosa pudica will cause paralysis and death to parasites such as roundworm. Along with killing the adult parasites, the plant can also inactivate the larvae.

4. Provides Mental Health Support

Mood disorders and mental health conditions such as panic attacks, anxiety, and depression are growing. If you are like many and deal with these conditions, you may want an alternative to the common mental health medications.

In functional medicine, it is well known that when you support your gut health, it can help with mental health. With Mimosa pudica, it may be possible to restore your gut health and get your mood back on track. It is possible to see more about this correlation by researching functional health.

5. Full of Antioxidants

The Mimosa pudica plant is full of antioxidants. This helps to stop the formation of free radicals, which are damaging molecules. While the leaves have the most antioxidants, there are also some found in the plant’s seeds and stems.

Getting to Know Mimosa Pudica

As you can see from the information above, Mimosa pudica has a lot to offer. If you are interested in trying it for yourself, make sure to find a reputable seller. If you are interested in learning more about Montreal, your health, and social life in the city, be sure to check out some of our other blogs.

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