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Latin Name(s): Mimosa pudica

English Name(s): Sensitive Plant, Touch Me Not

Sanskrit / Indian Name (s): Lajalu, Lajjalu


Cure for: Though mainly famous for its sensitivity this plant has some excellent curative properties also.  The roots, leaves and seeds of plant are used for medical purposes. The plant has bitter and astringent taste and helps stop bleeding and speeds healing. It is useful in diarrhea (athisaara), amoebic dysentery (raktaatisaara), bleeding piles, gynecological disorders, skin diseases, bronchitis, general weakness and impotence.

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