Latin name: Mimosa pudica Mimosaceae
Sanskrit/Indian name: Lajjalu, Lajwanti, Chui- mui
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.