Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Mimosa Experiment

After more than 5 weeks with this pain-in-the-neck I suspected a possible relapse of my former condition.  Although it's not as serious, heck, it's still a pain in the neck.  Maybe this time it's not the prolapsed disc but somehow a bone spur could have formed in or around the same spot which is giving my previously injured nerve a challenge at close proximity.  Taking a recipe from an old auntie, and based on some info from the net below I decided to give this mimosa concoction a trial run.  

I pulled out the whole plant by the roots, cut off the branches and leaves leaving only the 'head' and the roots.  I collected about 5 ot 6 of these, washed and threw them into the pot of about 3 bowls of water and toss in a piece of (2" to 3"size) lean meat, then cook it for about 2 hours until I get 1 bowl of soup left.  

It is stated in a website, a good point about mimosa's nerve regeneration properties:

".....In experimental animals a crude extract from the plant showed a mild to moderate diuretic response. The total plant extract was depressant on isolated rabbit duodenum. The percent decrease in either amplitude or frequency of duodenal contractions was found to be only marginally different from that found
after a similar dose of atropine sulphone. In a study of the effect of Lajjalu on regeneration of nerve in experimental animals it was seen that the plant enhances regeneration by 30-40%.

The medicinal use of the plant Mimosa pudica dates back to Charaka and Sushruta. The
sensitive plant is commonly used for bleeding disorders like menorrhagia, dysentery with blood and mucus, and piles. The root powder or decoction is used. The juice of freshly crushed leaves is used internally and externally in piles. A preliminary clinical trial, in 9 women with menorrhagia, exhibited promising results with relief in severity of bleeding. It is also applied externally to fissures, skin wounds and ulcers. Its action on small blood vessels is implicated in its hemostatic property.

Other websites on Mimosa:

After 6 trials and no positive results, I gave that up.


  1. i miss that plant!!! we dont have that here... i never thought it had medicinal properties.. wow.

  2. o. i thought see result. hmm... how's the taste?

  3. hmmm... maybe it's supposed to be a herbal drink... shouldnt put in meat i guess... maybe it needs to be stronger? like more plants or isit specifically a certain part of the plant? just maybe dude, it isnt for your condition ROFL!!! but, thank you for the post, i really didnt think it had medicinal properties!! XD

  4. j : All plants (it seems) have medicinal properties, if we only know them.

    chenyee: taste like any other boiled root, the meat helps.

    xendis: the meat is in the 'recipe'. it probably works as catalyst to get it absorbed into the system (I guess).

  5. "...somehow a bone spur could have formed in"

    Yes, I was told by a bone doctor this could (unfortunately) happen