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.
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Brooklyn, New York
YEA (2) 100% Posted by Helen (Fort Macleod, Ab) on 11/18/2009
can mimosa plant be used for dogs?Replied by Brandon
05/08/2012Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 10/22/2009
My posts on mimosa is mimosa plant not mimosa tree. Mimosa plant grow on the ground and will close its leaves whenever you touch the plant.Replied by Bev
Long Beach, Ca
06/23/2011Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 10/28/2008
[YEA] Update of mimosa: Mimosa is effective for avian influenza (bird flu).Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 09/02/2008
Additional info on mimosa: Half a piece of lemon may be taken 1 hour after drinking Mimosa.This combination is very benefical for health, especially for Cancer patients because lemon is a powerful Cancer killer. The seeds of lemons and grape are effective against Cancer.Posted by Tan Koon Peng (Singapore) on 09/02/2008
[YEA] A middle aged lady with bloated stomach and legs take mimosa on the advice of her friend who have learn about the healing properties of mimosa. Her condition is serious and she can`t afford medical treatment.After taking mimosa her condition improves and she is recovering fast.Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE) on 06/20/2008
Mimosa is useful for bone spur. It is also useful for detoxing our body of toxins. It is an effective Cancer Killer as it can get rid of toxins which is one of the main cause of Cancer. Our body when clear of toxins can function well and allow our immune system to effectively kill the Cancer cells naturally.
For Medical uses, the pink flower, red stem type of mimosa is most useful. All parts of mimosa can be used to treat Cancer but the most important part is the roots. Mimosa can be soak overnight for easy washing. Mimosa should be cook in very low flame for 2 to 3 hour as this process can get rid of the mild toxins in this useful plant.
18 red dates and 12 slices of old ginger should also to added for better results.This herbs should be taken on empty stomach for best results.If you are not a vegetarian, you can also add some garlic for better results. After taking this herbs patients can expect to pass out black and smelly feces.
Mimosa is also effective for internal injury, diabetes, kidney problems, liver problem, diarrhea, skin problems, arthritis, urinary tract stone, rheumatism, anti-aging, child fever, relieve cough, clear phlegm, sprain injury, insomnia, gastric infection, clearing excessive heat in body, promote urination, bronchial infection, child indigestion, stiff neck, bone spur, piles, thyroid, blood purifier etc etc.
If fresh mimosa is not available, you can buy it from chinese medical shop.
Bone spur patients are to abstain from kang kong, carrot, banana, celery, peanut.
NOTE: Not suitable for pregnant woman.
Please share with others if you have any feedback after using this herb.Replied by Mary