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Choi mohi, Shermili buti.

Mimosa pudica L.
Synonym:
Plant Family:
Mimosaceae.
Habit & Habitat:
A perennial shrub up to 1m tall has been cultivated and introduced in local area.
Plant Description:
Stem slender, hairy, prickly, erect but become creeping with age.Leaves bipinnately compound with 1-2 pinnae pairs. Leaflets 10-22 pairs, sessile, linear-acute. Inflorescence in peduncled globose heads. Calyx minute. Corolla pink,divided into lobes.Fruit a pod.Seed pale-brown.
Flowering and Fruiting:
July-September.
Harvesting Time:
August-October.
Medicinal Value:
Locally powder is used wounds healing, also as a blood purifier and astringent. Whole plant decoction is useful in piles.
Part Used:
Flower and leaf.
Occurrence:
Cultivated.
Future Perspective:
Conservation, Cultivation, Herbal Pharmacy.
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