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Latin name: Mimosa pudica Mimosaceae

Sanskrit/Indian name: Lajjalu, Lajwanti, Chui- mui

General information:

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.

Used in Pilex, Styplon, Gentle Refreshing Toner, Styplon Vet

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