Mimosa pudica L.
Mimosa hispidula Kunth, Mimosa pudica var. pudica, Mimosa pudica var. tetrandra (Willd.) DC., Mimosa pudica var. unijuga (Duchass. &Walp.) Griseb.
Touch-me-not, Hindi :
Chhuimui, Lajauni, Lajwanti, Sanskrit :
Samanga, Varakranta, Namaskari, Urdu :
Chhuimui, Punjabi :
Lajan, Assamese :
Lajubilata, Adamalati, Bengali :
Lajaka, Lajjavanti, Gujrati :
Risamani, Lajavanti, Lajamani, Kannada :
Muttidasenui,, Machikegida, Lajjavati, Malayalam :
ThottaVati, Marathi :
Lajalu, Oriya :
Lajakuri, Tamil :
Thottavadi, Tottalchurungi, Telugu :
Lajjalu is a short lived evergreen herb which can be treated as an annual plant. Lajjalu is native to South America
and Central America
. It can also be found in Asia in different countries such as Thailand
, and Jamaica
. Lajjalu is a diffused undershrub, sensitive to touch, 25-50 cm high, found nearly thought hotter and moist regions of the country.The seeds are compressed, oval-elliptic, brown to grey, 0.3 long, 2.5 mm broad having a central ring on each face.
The main constituent of lajjalu is Alkaloids. It contains various compounds, including “alkaloids, flavonoid C-glycosides, sterols, terpenoids, tannins, and fatty acids”
Tikta, Kasaya, Guna :
Laghu, Ruksa, Virya :
Sita, Vipaka :
Katu, Karma :
Grahi, Kaphahara, Pittahara
Sopha, Atisara, Daha, Svasa, Kustha, Vrana, Raktapita, Yoniroga.
It is used in wound healing, bleeding piles, Ulcers, Infertility, Diarrhoea, Inflammation, Diabetes, Urinary Disorders, Bacterial infections , Viral infections, Fungal infections and very effective in protecting the liver from toxicity.