Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica)
The plant Lajvanti is also known as “Touch-me-not.(HR/1)
” It is commonly recognised as a high-value ornamental plant that is also utilised for a variety of therapeutic uses. Because of its antioxidant characteristics, Lajvanti aids in blood sugar management by boosting insulin secretion. It is beneficial for urinary difficulties because it has a diuretic effect, which increases urine production. Lajvanti may potentially aid in the treatment of epilepsy due to its anticonvulsant properties. Because of its antioxidant and antibacterial qualities, Lajvanti paste can help speed up wound healing.Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it also aids in the reduction of pain and swelling associated with wounds. Lajvanti’s Sita (cool) and Kashaya (astringent) characteristics, according to Ayurveda, may aid in the management of piles. Because of its Vata balancing properties, applying a paste of Lajvanti on the forehead may help ease migraine pain.
Lajvanti is also known as :- Mimosa Pudica, Samanga, Varakranta, Namaskari, Lajubilata, Adamalati, Lajaka, Lajjavanti, Touch-me-not, Risamani, Lajavanti, Lajamani, Chhuimui, Lajauni, Muttidasenui, Machikegida, Lajjavati, Thotta Vati, Lajalu, Lajakuri, Lajan, Thottavadi, Tottalchurungi, Mudugudamara.
Lajvanti is obtained from :- Plant
Uses and benefits of Lajvanti:-
As per several scientific studies, uses and benefits of Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica) are mentioned as per below(HR/2)
- Piles : In Ayurveda, piles are called as Arsh and are caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. All three doshas, particularly Vata, are harmed as a result of this. Constipation is caused by an exacerbated Vata, which has a low digestive fire. This causes rectum veins to expand, resulting in a pile mass and symptoms such as discomfort, itching, and burning. Due to its Pitta and Kapha balancing characteristics, Lajvanti aids in the management of Piles. Due to its Sita (cool) character and Kashaya (astringent) property, it also minimises burning sensations and discomfort.
- Diarrhea : In Ayurveda, diarrhoea is referred to as Atisar. It happens as a result of poor nutrition, contaminated water, pollutants, mental tension, and Agnimandya (weak digestive fire). All of these variables contribute to the aggravation of Vata. This worsened Vata, causing Ama to form, and bringing fluid into the gut from various body tissues, which mixes with the stool. This causes loose, watery bowel movements or diarrhoea. Due to its Kapha balancing characteristic, Lajvanti aids in the digestion of Ama and improves digestion, hence controlling Diarrhea.
- Dysentery : Agnimandya (low digestive fire) can occur as a result of poor dietary habits, resulting in a Kapha dosha imbalance. This produces an accumulation of Ama, which mixes with the excrement and occasionally causes flatulence. Due to its Kapha balancing properties, Lajvanti aids in the digestion of Ama and lessens the symptoms of Dysentery.
- Alopecia : Alopecia is a hair loss condition that causes bald spots on the head. It’s known as Khalitya in Ayurveda. Alopecia is caused by an imbalanced Pitta dosha, which weakens the hair roots and causes hair loss. Due to its Pitta balancing properties, Lajvanti helps avoid the aggravation of pitta dosha, which prevents the weakening of hair roots and hence manages unnatural hair fall.
- Piles : Piles, also known as Arsh in Ayurveda, are the result of a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. This impairs all three doshas, particularly Vata and Pitta, resulting in a lack of digestive fire and, finally, chronic constipation. This causes the veins in the rectum to expand, resulting in the formation of piles. Because of its Sita (cool) and Kashaya (astringent) characteristics, Lajvanti paste or ointment can be applied to the piles mass to relieve burning or itching.
- Migraine : Migraine is a headache disease caused by Pitta dosha aggravation. Because of its Pitta balancing properties, Lajvanti paste is applied to the forehead to provide migraine relief.
Precautions to be taken while using Lajvanti:-
As per several scientific studies, below precautions should to be taken while taking Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica)(HR/3)
Special precautions to be taken while taking Lajvanti:-
As per several scientific studies, below special precautions should to be taken while taking Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica)(HR/4)
- Breastfeeding : Because there isn’t enough scientific data, it’s best to avoid using Lajvanti while nursing or visit a doctor first.
- Pregnancy : Because there isn’t enough scientific data, it’s best to avoid using Lajvanti during pregnancy or visit a doctor first.
How to take Lajvanti:-
As per several scientific studies, Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica) can be taken into the methods mentioned as per below(HR/5)
How much Lajvanti should be taken:-
As per several scientific studies, Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica) should be taken into the amounts mentioned as per below(HR/6)
Side effects of Lajvanti:-
As per several scientific studies, below side effects need to be taken into consideration while taking Lajvanti (Mimosa Pudica)(HR/7)
- There is not enough scientific data available about side effects of this herb yet.
Questions asked frequently Related to the Lajvanti:-
Question. How can Lajvanti be grown?
Answer. Lajvanti is a simple plant to grow. It can be grown from seeds or branch cuttings, however regularly transferring/transplanting the rooted cuttings will injure the plant and cause it to go into shock.
Question. What is the lifespan of Lajvanti tree?
Answer. The Lajvanti tree has a 20-year average lifespan.
Question. What are the other ways of using Lajvanti?
Answer. Oral Ingestion 1. Lajvanti capsule: a. Take one Lajvanti capsule with water on an empty stomach or as prescribed by a doctor. External Applicability 1. Paste of Lajvanti a. Gather a handful of fresh Lajvanti leaves. c. Mash the leaves together to make a paste. b. To make a smooth paste, you can also add additional water. d. Use this paste to speed up the healing of wounds or swellings.
Question. Does Lajvanti help manage diabetes?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti’s blood sugar-lowering impact may aid in the management of diabetes. Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, certain compounds in Lajvanti protect pancreatic cells and increase insulin release. This aids in the management of diabetes and the prevention of diabetes-related complications.
Diabetes, also known as Madhumeha, is caused by a combination of Vata-Kapha dosha aggravation and poor digestion. Impaired digestion causes an accumulation of Ama (toxic waste left in the body as a result of faulty digestion) in the pancreatic cells, impairing insulin activity. Because of its Kapha balancing properties, Lajvanti may assist maintain normal insulin activity and aid in diabetes treatment.
Question. What are the benefits of Lajvanti for depression?
Answer. Because of its antidepressant properties, Lajvanti may be useful in the treatment of depression. It contains biological compounds such as flavonoids, which assist raise the chemical serotonin in the body, which helps to alleviate depression.
Question. Does Lajvanti help in epilepsy?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti’s anticonvulsant qualities may aid with epilepsy. It contains flavonoids, which assist control muscle contractions and prevent convulsions.
Question. Is Lajvanti helpful in diuresis?
Answer. Yes, due to its diuretic action, Lajvanti aids in diuresis. It boosts urine output and is helpful in cases of volume excess.
Question. Does Lajvanti work against snake venom poisoning?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti could be utilised to protect people from snake venom poisoning. Snake venom contains a variety of poisons that can induce serious reactions, including death. Lajvanti acts as an anti-venom by helping to neutralise venom in the bloodstream before it reaches the target site.
Question. How does Lajvanti help in reducing worm infestation?
Answer. Because of its anthelmintic properties, Lajvanti may aid in the reduction of worm infestation. Antiparasitic chemicals in Lajvanti destroy or reduce parasitic worms’ activity, causing them to be expelled from the body.
Question. Does Lajvanti work as an aphrodisiac?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti may have aphrodisiac properties. It boosts sperm count and motility. According to several research, Lajvanti increases sexual performance by delaying ejaculation.
Question. Is Lajvanti beneficial for Malaria?
Answer. Lajvanti contains flavonoids, which have antibacterial properties and may aid in the treatment of malaria by inhibiting the parasite’s growth.
Question. What are the benefits of Lajvanti for diarrhoea?
Answer. Lajvanti contains tannins, flavonoids, and alkaloids, all of which aid to slow down intestinal motility. Its antibacterial action also prevents the growth of bacteria that cause diarrhoea.
Diarrhoea, also known as Atisar in Ayurveda, is caused by a variety of factors including poor diet, contaminated water, toxins, mental tension, and Agnimandya (weak digestive fire). All of these variables contribute to the aggravation of Vata. This heightened Vata transports fluid from various bodily tissues to the intestines, where it mixes with the faeces, resulting in loose, watery motions or Diarrhea. Lajvanti’s Grahi (absorbent) and Kashay (astringent) characteristics aid in the absorption of excess fluids and the management of diarrhoea.
Question. Can Lajvanti be used as a contraceptive?
Answer. Because of its spermicidal properties, Lajvanti could be used as a contraceptive. It lowers testosterone levels, resulting in a lower sperm count.
Question. Is Lajvanti good for gastric ulcers?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti may aid in the treatment of stomach ulcers. Flavonoids, which are included in Lajvanti, aid to neutralise the stomach’s acidic environment, minimising the production of ulcers as well as the irritation produced by ulcers.
Gastric ulcers are caused by indigestion and an imbalanced Pitta dosha, and can cause symptoms such as a burning feeling. Due to its Pitta balancing and Sita (cooling) qualities, Lajvanti aids in the management of stomach ulcers. It aids in the reduction of symptoms such as burning and provides relief.
Question. Does Lajvanti help in wound healing?
Answer. Yes, Lajvanti paste may assist in wound healing. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial characteristics of the phytoconstituents in Lajvanti aid wound contraction and closure. It also aids in the synthesis of collagen and the regeneration of new skin cells. It also lowers the danger of infection in the wound, allowing it to recover faster.
Wounds can form as a result of any external injury and can cause symptoms such as pain, inflammation, and bleeding. Because of its Sita (cold) and Ropan (healing) characteristics, Lajvanti aids wound healing. It aids in the reduction of pain and inflammation while also encouraging wound healing.
Question. Does Lajvanti help reduce swelling?
Answer. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, Lajvanti paste may help reduce swelling when applied to the affected area. It decreases pain and inflammation by inhibiting the formation of mediators that cause inflammation.
Swelling is a symptom that can occur in a variety of illnesses, including wounds. Because of its Sita (cold) characteristics, applying Lajvanti paste to the afflicted area can help reduce swelling.
Question. Is Lajvanti beneficial for headaches?
Answer. Despite the lack of sufficient scientific data, several research show that Lajvanti may help manage headaches. Lajvanti paste can be applied to the forehead to relieve headaches, including headaches caused by migraines.
Headaches are caused by a Pitta dosha imbalance. Because of its Pitta balancing properties, Lajvanti paste can be applied to the forehead to relieve headaches.
” It is commonly recognised as a high-value ornamental plant that is also utilised for a variety of therapeutic uses. Because of its antioxidant characteristics, Lajvanti aids in blood sugar management by boosting insulin secretion.