Ayurvedic medicinal Plants

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Tottavadi - Mimosa pudica

Tottavadi - Mimosa pudica

Properties of Tottavadi

Botanical name Mimosa pudica Linn.
Family Mimosaceae
Sanskrit Synonyms Lajjalu, Samanga, Raktapadi, Namaskari, Kharatvak, Sankochani
Ayurvedic Medicinal Properties
Rasa Kashaya, Tikta
Guna Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya Seeta
Name of the herb in other languages
English Sensitive plant, Humble plant
Hindi Lajvanti, Lajjavanti
Malayalam Tottavadi

Description of the Plant

A diffuse undershrub grows up to 60 cm in height. Leaves bipinnately compound, pinnate 2-4 digitally arranged with 20-30 pairs of leaflets; leaves are touch sensitive. Flowers pink in round heads; fruits bristly pods, flat, consisting 3-5 one seeded segments.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, kapha, oedema, allergy, bronchial asthma, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, ulcer, jaundice, arthritis and fever.

Useful parts of the herb

Whole plant

Tottavadi - Mimosa pudica

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