Folk Aakaasha Neem Neem Chameli

Action ► Bark—antipyretic. Flowers—used for asthma and sinusitis.

416 Mimosa pudica Linn.

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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