SENSITIVE PLANT (CHUI-MUI*)
Sensitive plants are small. Its plants are found in hot regions all over India. Its plant spreads on the soil or some over the soil. Its plants are 30 to 60 centimeters high. Its leaves are like the gram leaves. The flowers of sensitive plant are light purple. Its 3 to 9 centimeters long pod grows on its flower which is pink and has 3 to 5 seeds. Its fruits grow in rainy season. Its specialty is that when someone touches its plant, it shrinks. There are several kinds of it.
Name in different languages:
English - Sensitive plant
Sanskrit - Lajjalu, Namskari, Shamipatra
Hindi - Leal, Chiu-Mui
Marathi - Laajaalu
Bengali - Laajak
Punjabi - Lalvant
Telugu - Attapatti
Useful in different diseases:
1. Leucorrhea: Giving about 18 to 28 milliliters decoction of mimosa’s panchang (Root, flowers, leaves, stem and fruit) to the woman with milk twice a day is useful to prevent leucorrhea.
2. Wound: Heat the juice of mimosa leaves with sesame oil and apply it on the wound. Using this process is useful to cure wound soon.
3. Loose motions:
- Mix 3 grams powder of mimosa root with curd and give it to the patient, it stops bloody loose motions.
- Make a decoction by boiling equal quantity of mimosa root, woodfordia floribunda lodh and smilax zeylanica with water. Common loose motions and bloody loose motions are prevented by taking this decoction.
- Make fine powder by grinding mimosa root, woodfordia floribunda, kernel of Bengal quince fruit, dried pomegranate seeds and black salt 2 grams each together. Take 1-3 grams from this powder with honey and drink rice water or boiled rice water. Using this process provides relief in loose motions, torsion of stomach and provides relief in stomachache.