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Mimosa Hostilis root bark: health benefits and uses

Mimosa Hostilis root bark (MHRB), also often referred to as “jurema preta” or “tepezcohuite”, is a perennial evergreen tree or shrub, which grows wild in North-eastern Brazil and in Southern Mexico. It is a wonderful product with a wide range of usages. Powdered Mimosa Hostilis root bark has a high concentration of tannins that makes it among the most famous natural blood coagulants. The tannins act as an astringent, which stops bleeds and helps to form new tissue. Tepezcohuite also stimulates collagen production. It is the...

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How is Mimosa root bark processed?

The whole root must cleaned and stripped of its inner root-bark while discarding the rest of the root.The whole root-bark must generally be torn by hand, cut, or smashed with a blunt object prior to shredding.The shredded should be further broken down as much as possible by peeling/cutting/blending to increase surface area The pre-powdered bark can always be used "as-is". Pictured below is its original after being harvested from the plant. Notice the middle core is quite distinct from...

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