All about Ayurveda & Medicinal Plants


Scientific name of Touch-me-not: Mimosa pudica

Name of Touch-me-not in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Lajjalu, Raktamoola

English: Sensitive Plant, Touch-me-not

Hindi: Chui-mui छुई-मुई, Lajwanti लाजवंती

Tamil: தொட்டாச்சுருங்கி-Thottaccurungi

Malayalam: Tintarmani, Thottavadi തൊട്ടാവാടി

Plant description:

Touch me not (Mimosa pudica) is a creeping or trailing prickly herb, stems branching, slender grow to 1.5 m long, leaves are bipinnate, compounded and purplish green in colour and slippery while pressing, flowers are globose, pink, arise from the leaf axils, up to 10 mm diameter, fruits are in clusters of 2 to 8 pods, seeds are brown, 2.5 mm long.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Even pinnateMargin-EntireVenation-pinnate

 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Medicinal uses: to treat respiratory, problems, Kapaha, wounds, blood purification, allergy

Chemical content: alkaloid, mimosine, antiproliferativeHow to prepare medicines:

Touch-me-not is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Ureaze Tablets

Grahanimihira Taila 


Pushyanuga Churnam

Back to Top