Mimosa pudica

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Noun1.Mimosa pudica - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and AustraliaMimosa pudica - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
genus Mimosa - genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
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The Nigerian innovator, Justus Nwaoga, an IPA 2013 finalist, developed a new way to collect renewable solar energy from the mimosa pudica weed, an organic African medicinal plant, which has the ability to open and close its leaves when touched, at sunrise and sunset.
The Effect of Temperature on Response to Touch in Mimosa pudica.
As a step towards adding the scientific background to some of the commonly used herbal medicines of Sri Lanka, this study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant activity of the following five herbs which are mostly used for anti-diabetic purposes: Coccinia granais, Costus specious, Desmodium gangeticum, Mimosa pudica and Psidium guava (Table 1).
Mimosa pudica and 'Bezibeguni' used to treat food poisoning in cows, Euphorbia tirucalli L.