Benefits and Uses of Lajwanti
17 March, 2022
Lajwanti is a perennial plant. Its roots, leaves, and seeds have been used in Ayurveda since ancient times to cure many diseases. It is a very popular plant as it completely shrinks as soon as someone touches it. After some time it comes back to its state. For this reason, Lajwanti is also called a sensitive plant or touch me not plant. Its botanical name is Mimosa pudica. Apart from this, Lajwanti is called by the names of Chui-Mui, sleeping plants etc. Lajwanti is used in Ayurveda for controlling blood pressure, curing diabetes, promoting sexual health, promoting healthy hair, treating arthritis and asthma, etc.
The thickness of this plant is about 2 cm. Its bush has thorns. This plant is mostly found on roadsides, pastures or in fields. Its roots are thin and cylindrical. Its flowers are pink in colour and small. Its root is hard and acidic in taste. Its leaves are small, which are on either side of the branches. This plant is rich in medicinal properties.
Benefits of Lajwanti
For the treatment of diabetes
The Lajwanti plant is traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes in many places. According to research, anti-diabetic properties are found in mimosa, which helps in reducing the level of glucose present in the blood. For this, diabetic patients get benefits by taking decoction of Lajwanti root regularly thrice a day.
For the treatment of wounds and rashes
The use of Lajwanti leaves is good for all kinds of wounds as it has wound healing properties which helps in the quick healing of wounds. Apart from this, the juice or paste of Lajwanti is also used to reduce the problem of rashes with wounds. Therefore, applying Lajwanti paste on any kind of wound or cut is a good remedy.
To relieve stress
The use of the Lajwanti plant is considered beneficial to relieve stress. The nutrients present in it are known to promote brain health. Apart from this, this nutrient helps in dealing with mental problems like stress, depression. For this, make a paste by taking the leaves (about 5 grams) of this plant. Now boil this paste in hot water and drinking this water for 15-20 days after cooling it while sleeping at night helps in relieving stress and getting good sleep.
For respiratory problems
According to research, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are found in Lajwanti leaves which clears the airways by removing dust, allergens and inflammation of the airways. In this way, it is considered effective medicine for respiratory diseases. Apart from this, the anti-allergic property of Lajwanti is also effective for the problem of asthma. Consuming the juice extracted from the Lajwanti plant twice a day is beneficial for asthma patients.
For sexual health
In Ayurveda, Lajwanti is considered a natural cure for sexual problems. It effectively works to promote the sexual health of men. For this, make a mixture by taking an equal quantity of the seeds of the Mimosa plant and sugar. Now take 2 teaspoons of this mixture daily with warm milk before sleeping. This benefits in removing premature ejaculation and other sexual problems.
Research done shows that the extract of mimosa acts like a medicine that has a positive effect on gastric hyperacidity and ulcers. Apart from this, antiulcer properties are found in Lajwanti which play an important role in preventing ulcers.
The use of Lajwanti is considered very good for diarrhoea. It has been used as a medicine for diarrhoea since ancient times. For this, consume a spoonful of the powder of the root of Mimosa with curd.
For stomach health
According to research reports, lajwanti helps in flushing out toxins and harmful bacteria from the body because it has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. Apart from this, lajwanti helps in curing pain in the stomach (especially the pain caused by intestinal worms). It is also helpful in improving the digestive system and keeping the stomach healthy.
Beneficial for hair
The use of Lajwanti is helpful in preventing the problem of hair fall. For this, it is beneficial to use shampoo containing Lajwanti's juice. Apart from this, the nutrients present in it work to promote hair cells. Thus, hair fall or baldness can be controlled by using it regularly.
Other benefits of Lajwanti
- Make a paste of Lajwanti leaves and apply it to the itchy areas to get rid of itching.
- If a person has a kidney problem, making a decoction of 10 grams of powder of Lajwanti root and drinking it is beneficial. By doing this in the morning and evening for a few days, the stone melts and comes out through urine.
- Consuming ground lajwanti with milk is beneficial for people suffering from piles. Apart from this, taking 1 teaspoon Lajwanti powder mixed with 4 teaspoons of curd is a natural remedy for piles.
- Grinding the root of Lajwanti and Ashwagandha and applying it to the breast to get rid of breast laxity i.e. looseness of the breast. After keeping it for some time, wipe it with cotton.
- Lajwanti is an effective medicine to get relief from swelling of the testicles. For this, making a paste of Lajwanti leaves and applying it on the swollen area of the testicles provides relief.
- Tying the roots of Lajwanti around the throat helps in providing relief from cough. Apart from this, using this regularly for a few days cures whooping cough.
- Applying a paste of Lajwanti leaves on the lower parts of the navel is beneficial in polyuria (excessive urination).
- Powdered Lajwanti is beneficial in snakebite and scorpions. Also, it is beneficial to apply the paste to the bitten area.
Side effects of Lajwanti
- Lajwanti is a medicinal herb, which is very beneficial for health but for some people, its use can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, before using this herb, please consult your doctor.
- If you are already taking any medicine, then it is necessary to consult a doctor before consuming it.
- Women who are planning for babies or are breastfeeding.