Mimosa-2

Hooked Mimosa

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Mimosa hamata possesses a vast ethnomedicinal history of heuristic medical value.

Plant derived medicinal products have been used for centuries in every culture throughout the world.

Hamata has been claimed as folk medicinal plant

Hamata exhibited higher antioxidant, antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral activities.

 

Scientific Name: Mimosa hamata

 

Description:

Hooked Mimosa is a medium sized much branched shrub up to 2 m tall.

It has hairy branches, very prickly – prickles 4-5 mm long, hooked. Leaf bipinnate. Leaflets 6-10 pairs, more or less stalkless, 2-3 mm long, 1-2 mm broad, ovate oblong.

Flowers in spherical heads, solitary or paired in upper axils, peduncle 1.5-3.5 cm long, hairy.Heads 10-13 mm in diameter, flowers pink, stalkless. The plant is browsed by cattle. It may be grown as a hedge plant and may also be tried for green manuring purposes.

 

Flowering: April-August.

 

Where it grows?

Native to the Thar Desert of the Indian subcontinent.

It is found in shady areas or under the tree or shrubs.

This plant can be found in most tropical climes, usually in disturbed land around construction sites, orchards and agricultural land.

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Mimosa hamata possesses a vast ethnomedicinal history of heuristic medical value.

Plant derived medicinal products have been used for centuries in every culture throughout the world.

Hamata has been claimed as folk medicinal plant

Hamata exhibited higher antioxidant, antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral activities.