Sanskrit: Lajjalu, Raktamoola
English: Sensitive Plant, Touch-me-not
Hindi: Chui-mui छुई-मुई, Lajwanti लाजवंती
Malayalam: Tintarmani, Thottavadi തൊട്ടാവാടി
Touch me not (Mimosa pudica) is a creeping or trailing prickly herb, stems branching, slender grow to 1.5 m long, leaves are bipinnate, compounded and purplish green in colour and slippery while pressing, flowers are globose, pink, arise from the leaf axils, up to 10 mm diameter, fruits are in clusters of 2 to 8 pods, seeds are brown, 2.5 mm long.
Useful plant parts:
Medicinal uses: to treat respiratory, problems, Kapaha, wounds, blood purification, allergy
Chemical content: alkaloid, mimosine, antiproliferativeHow to prepare medicines:
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