Makahiya – Scientific name: Mimosa pudica L

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English: Sensitive plant
Tagalog: Makahiya

Makahiya is found throughout the Philippines and is found wild everywhere on Mt. Banahaw. It is not cultivated, and is considered a weed. The Tagalog name, and suggested by the scientific name, means “sensitive.”

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The reason it is given this name is that upon human touch the leaves contract and appear to wilt, but then open up again a short time later. Makahiya is known as a diuretic, and is considered alterant and anti asthmatic. It is used for urinary complaints, and is useful in diseases arising from corrupt blood and bile.


14 thoughts on “Makahiya – Scientific name: Mimosa pudica L

  1. aaron

    hi i live in gordonvale queensland australia and i think this is the weed in my yard i have starane advanced and wonder how much i would have to put in my 15 litre spray container to kill it without killing my grass thanks aaron

  2. Ybur

    aaron on gordonvale queensladn australia, start planting them in a pot and start selling them. sell to chinese they willuse as medicine.

  3. ellen

    yah! makahiya is very usefull, umiinom nga ng kami nyan e para sa anti asthma and balisawsaw, yung konti konti lang ang lumalabas n ihe…

  4. ellen

    yah! makahiya is very usefull, umiinom nga kami nyan e para sa anti asthma and balisawsaw, yung konti konti lang ang lumalabas n ihe…

  5. Jem ESDIEF

    Makahiya is Very useful in our life because is considered alternative and anti asthmatic. It is only see in the Philippines. They have many uses.

  6. jayson sanchez

    hmm… makahiya is my main topic on my research paper….people often take for grant this plant…. so i planned to have this research///// im asking for help…. what are the substances present in this plant that cures diseases,,, and what are the advantages or positive effects of those substances to our body? I’m waiting for an answer::::::::

  7. george

    Iv learned from the native people of benguet that this is the only plants that cure impotency. with diabetes

  8. Nestor halili

    This makahiya plant really popular curing asthma and some says its antiseptic…bt after i read some comments about makahiya that can help impotency i will try it…and may also help to normalised my bloodsugar level…..

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