Action ► Bark—antipyretic. Flowers—used for asthma and sinusitis.
The butanol soluble fraction from aqueous extract of flowers showed bronchial smooth muscle relaxant property. Hispidulin, isolated from the flowers, is reported to exhibit bron-chodilatory and antiphlogistic activities. Hispidulin is found to be more potent than aminophyllin and less toxic than the crude extract.
gallic acid. The aerial parts of the plant contain C-glycosylflavones, 2"-O-rhamnosylorientin and 2"-O-rhamnosylisoorientin.
Dosage ► Whole plant, root—10-20 ml juice; 50-100 ml decoction. (CCRAS.) Whole plant—10-20 g for decoction. (API, Vol. II.)
Mimosa pudica Linn.
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