Last Modified on Mar 19, 2014
An herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as herbal medicinal traditions of other countries, mimosa is an effective remedy for a wide range of conditions. One of the most common treatment applications for which mimosa is used is treating depression, which gave the remedy its name of “Collective Happiness Bark.” Nonetheless, mimosa has a variety of other applications as well.
What is Mimosa?
Mimosa tree bark or any of the other mimosa treatments are generally harvested from the mimosa tree, which is also known as a Persian silk tree. This tree is a native to Southeast Asia, where it is considered a medicinally valuable plant.
Mimosa trees are also often planted as ornamental plants as they have an attractive branching growth and feather foliage with flowers. The flowers are also used in herbal applications as tinctures and preparations. The bark is often sold in its shredded or dried form.
The plant is often called by its variety of nicknames including shameful plant, touch-me-not, and sensitive plant as its leaves typically close rapidly after being touch. The names may seem ironic, as the plant is often used for treating a variety of conditions that may be considered somewhat embarrassing; however, not all of the applications of mimosa are considered personal.
Health Benefits of Mimosa
All parts of the mimosa plant can be used as different medical treatments. The dried whole plant, root, leaf, and seed can all be used in different ways. The plant is an effective anti-inflammatory that also possesses limited antibacterial properties.
With these properties and others, the herb is effective for treating a wide range of conditions. Mimosa is an effective treatment for swelling and inflammation, wounds, premature ejaculation, diabetes, kidney pain, and asthma. It can also be used to treat skin sensitivities and diseases, high blood pressure, insomnia, hay fever and others.
Mimosa is often found as a supplement in capsule form; however, it is just as effective in its dried powdered form, which can be used in preparing tinctures and even tonics. In any of its forms, the herb is effective for treating a wide range of conditions.
I have purchased mimosa bark that is powder that I will put into 00 gel capsules. What would be a good dose for hay fever?
[YEA] Mimosa, additional comment: The bark has been a profound remedy for chronic hay fever. People who had hay fever for years (some for decades) experienced relief after the first dose. They could go into fields, woods, and urban areas that normally cause awful allergy symptoms and feel none of the normal discomforts. This is an exceptional remedy.
Dose is dependent on the individual. Example: 1/2 tablespoon fresh bark to 1 cup water; bring to boil and then simmer (length of time simmering was 30 min) but note previous comments about longer cooking time. Some have used 1 tablespoon per 1 cup of water. The relaxing attributes of Mimosa can be strong. Some people fall asleep soon after taking the tea.
Tinctured Mimosa is to be experimented - it hasn't been soaking long enough to be used & to read a true response.