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Believing These 10 Myths About Mimosa Hostilis Keeps You from Growing

Posted by on June 17, 2020 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

Mimosa Hostilis is a perennial tree native to parts of Brazil and Mexico. Previously known as Mimosa Tenuiflora, it has many more names, such as Jurema, Jurema preta, Binho de Jurema, Calumbi, Cabrera, Carbonal, and Tepezcohuite.

It also has many misconceptions linked to its name and use. Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about Mimosa Hostilis.

Mimosa Hostilis Isn’t Good for Your Health!

This perennial shrub can actually be perfect for your health in many ways, as you’ll see below.

The chemical structure of Mimosa Hostilis shows that it contains alkaloids, glucosides that help treat heart disease, lupeol that improves skin health, a naturally-occurring sugar, rhamnose, with anti-inflammatory and anti-wrinkle properties, and many other healthy compounds.

Mimosa Hostilis Is Bad for Your Skin

Mimosa Hostilis root bark is used as an ingredient in many skincare products, as it can stimulate the production of new skin cells and help treat scars, burns, and skin blemishes.

According to one research paper, it can help stimulate skin regeneration and protect skin from damaging free radicals. As such, it can make your skin healthier and more radiant.

Mimosa Hostilis Can’t Slow Down the Aging Process!

The truth is it has a great potential in slowing down the aging process.

It contains a lot of nutrients, including lipids, tannins, and minerals, such as zinc, copper, and magnesium, all of which work together to protect, tighten, and hydrate the skin.

According to a study on Mimosa Hostilis, this shrub shows excellent potential in promoting skin regeneration and healing wounds. It also stimulates the production of collagen, thus improving skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

You Shouldn’t Apply Mimosa Hostilis on Cuts and Wounds!

As per the study above, Mimosa Hostilis can support wound healing.

Another detailed study on Mimosa Hostilis’ properties came to the same conclusion. It found that the tree can enhance the activity of dermal fibroblasts, thus helping heal wounds faster.

Mimosa Hostilis Isn’t Good for Your Hair!

The research paper mentioned in the second section above also found that Mimosa Hostilis can help strengthen hair follicles, repair damaged hair, and give hair more volume.

Mimosa Hostilis Can’t Protect Against Infections!

Mimosa Hostilis has antiseptic properties, which is another reason why it can be useful for skin health.

One 2017 study revealed that the root bark of this tree has a very similar chemical structure to propolis, one of the healthiest bee products. As such, it has excellent antioxidant properties, as the researchers found.

Another 2018 study found that Mimosa Hostilis has antibacterial and antifungal properties, proving once more that it can help treat and protect the skin from several infections.

Mimosa Hostilis Could Make Ulcers Worse

Many people believe that drinking a Mimosa Hostilis tea, for instance, could make ulceration worse. This is yet another misconception that probably stems from a lack of reliable resources.

A group of researchers conducted a Mimosa Tenuiflora clinical trial that proved otherwise.

They analyzed the therapeutic effects of Mimosa Hostilis as a treatment for venous leg ulceration. After administering a Mimosa Hostilis cortex extract to patients for eight weeks, all of the patients experienced a staggering 92% reduction in ulcer size. So, it’s more than promising.

Mimosa Hostilis Is Bad for Your Teeth

There’s no evidence that Mimosa Hostilis is bad for your teeth. However, there is evidence that it can help you eliminate toothache, so it can be very useful.

One study on Mimosa Tenuiflora that researched its traditional uses found that gargling a concoction made from the Mimosa Hostilis root bark can help reduce dental pain.

Mimosa Hostilis Isn’t an Effective Painkiller!

Mimosa Hostilis is actually a very effective natural painkiller, as you’ve seen above, but it can help alleviate more than just dental pain. It can be useful for injuries, chronic pain, and neuropathic pain.

According to one extensive Mimosa Hostilis study, Mimosa Hostilis bark extract has anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties. This shows great promise in developing effective phytomedicines for reducing pain and inflammation.

Mimosa Hostilis Is Addictive

Mimosa Hostilis is not addictive. It has sedative and psychedelic effects (because of DMT, its main active compound), but it can’t induce addiction.

It stimulates the production of serotonin and produces psychedelic effects similar to psilocybin mushrooms, although significantly less potent.

According to Natural Therapy Pages, Mimosa Hostilis is one of the best herbal remedies for quitting smoking. It can also help reduce, if not completely eliminate, withdrawal symptoms when it comes to alcohol and hard drugs.

As you can see, Mimosa Hostilis can be a great partner for improving your health. It comes with numerous benefits, perhaps most notable being skin nourishment and regeneration. After all, they don’t call it the “tree of the skin” for no reason.


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