Makahiya Tea with Benefits

Mimosa pudica, known as the sensitive plant, is a creeping annual or perennial weed. We always pull it off because its a weed and the sharp torn causes scratches to our pretty feet. When touched or shaken, the compound leaves fold inward and droop almost instantly . They are shy indeed. Pudica means “shy”.

makahiya plant

Befefits and How to Use

  • The root is aphrodisiac and administered as a diuretic and used against dysentery and dysmenorrhea. However, it is emetic and poisonous in large doses.
  • An infusion of the leaves is given for dysentery, and as a bitter tonic.
  • The seeds are used for sore throat and hoarseness
  • The entire plant in decoction is considered as an alterant and antiasthmatic.
  • The leaves rubbed into a paste are applied to hydrocele , and also applied to glandular swellings.
  • 1/10 decoction is given to gravel and similar urinary complaints. Useful in diseases arising from corrupt blood and bile
  • The juice of the leaves is used to impregnate cotton wool for dressing in any form of sinus difficulty.
  • The leaves and root in the powdered state are given with milk in cases of piles and fistula.
  • The leaves are employed as a bath for pains of the hips and kidney.
  • The juice is applied externally to fistulous sores.
  • Recommended also for dysentery and diarrhea.

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