Sanskrit name: Lajjalu, Lajwanti
Botanical name: Mimosa Pudica
Habitat: Mimosa Pudica is native to South America and Central America.
- Rasa (taste): Bitter, astringent
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (constitution): Balances kapha and pitta
The leaves of the Mimosa Pudica tend to close in inward direction when shaken, touched, or blown. It is used in herbal remedies in gynecological disorders. It is also beneficial for treating skin related diseases. The roots are mainly used for medicinal preparation.