Mimosa hostilis as a everyday healerKoen
Mimosa Hostilis anti-inflammatory/antiseptic properties are able to kill bacteria, germs and defend one against viral, fungal and bacterial infections, inflammation and aches. Being the perfect material to blend with creams, ointments and pastes.
The presence of several alkaloids, lipids, saponins, glucosides, lupeol, phytosterols, arabinose, and rhamnose can also improve the immune system of the users.
Its sweet and mystic aroma is often used for aromatherapy sessions, various body sprays and body lotions. Treating ulcers and burns, in 2007 the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published an article supporting the fact of treating ulcers with the cortex extract of Mimosa Hostilis, a double-blind placebo experiment was conducted with two groups, one receiving a hydrogel of crude extract in its tannin concentration while the control group was given the same hydrogel without the extraction, after the 8th week marker the patients ulcer had diminished 92%, and no side effects were observed.
The healing properties of the tree are expanded even to the animal kingdom, a solute of the leaves or bark can be used to wash pets to prevent them from parasitic infestations, since the trees keep most of their leaves during dry seasons it’s a great source of shade for animals.
Mimosa Hostilis has been proven to make wonders in skin treatment, celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Salma Hayek have a massive impact on the Mimosa market as their beauty products often contain alkaloids present in the plant.
The ancient use of Mimosa is primarily related to healing wounds and burns due to its antiseptic properties. Historically there are claims that after a series of catastrophes including an explosion and a volcanic eruption where the victims proved the effectiveness of the plant to treat wounds and burns. Indigenous communities in Chiapas boil either the stem or the bark of Mimosa for a couple of minutes and apply in the bath afterward or stick to the affected area as a thick paste. In some areas of Mexico, the bark is boiled. This water is utilized for washing the affected area a few times each day until the burn or wound is healed. All types of inflammations and infections are readily treated, as well.
The presence of Xylose is responsible for its anti-aging effects and skin hydration. Flavonoids present in the bark of the tree act as anti-oxidants, and facilitates the production of
collagen, an element that improves the elasticity of our skin.
The powdered rootbark is often infused with a lotion of choose for facial scrubs, serums, and facial masks. Acne, wrinkles, blemishes and pimples are also eradicated by the benefits of Mimosa. By taking 10cm of the bark and pairing it with another medicinal herb of choice, astonishing effects are seen. The pieces of both medicinal plants are prepared in half a litre of water. This infusion is offered with the help of a canvas. It is applied to the desired areas and left for a few minutes.
The presence of bioflavonoids and trace quantities of B12 make a bettering in the quality of hair and reduces and prevents hair loss, hydrates and maintains the hair clean and healthy. Mimosa shampoos and ointments are used for treatment of psoriasis.
* Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or health care professional before starting any health or wellness program. Contraindications may present.