Mimosa pudica

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  1. Krystyna Szulecka

    Krystyna Szulecka Active Member

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    Here is my contribution to medicinal plants collection:
    All parts of the Mimosa pudica contain toxic medicinal compounds: mimosine, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antidepressant and sedative.
    Photographed on pasture, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is native to Brazil, now widespread in Australia. Deep taproot. Seeds lie dormant in the soil for years. It is difficult weed to eradicate.
    http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Mimosa-pudica.htm
    Krystyna Szulecka
     

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  2. MoDirt

    MoDirt Active Member

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    Re: Mimosa puntica

    Mimosa contains DMT, medicinal indeed.
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: Mimosa puntica

    Spellcheck: All parts of Mimosa pudica contain toxic ... ;-)
     
  4. Krystyna Szulecka

    Krystyna Szulecka Active Member

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    Thank you
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