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Family: N.O. Leguminosae

Mimosa fragrifolia is an acrid astringent.

M. linguis is a diuretic astringent.

M. humilis, Brazilian Mimosa or Sensitive Plant, so called because the leaves close at the least contact. Tincture of the leaves is used by homoeopaths for swelling of ankles.

Cassia nictitans, or Wild Sensitive Plant, is used for certain forms of rheumatism.

Common Name Index

Bear in mind "A Modern Herbal" was written with the conventional wisdom of the early 1900's. This should be taken into account as some of the information may now be considered inaccurate, or not in accordance with modern medicine.

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