Makahiya Tea with Benefits


Mimosa pudica, known as the sensitive plant, is a creeping annual or perennial weed. We always pull it off because its a weed and the sharp torn causes scratches to our pretty feet. When touched or shaken, the compound leaves fold inward and droop almost instantly . They are shy indeed. Pudica means “shy”.


Befefits and How to Use

  • The root is aphrodisiac and administered as a diuretic and used against dysentery and dysmenorrhea. However, it is emetic and poisonous in large doses.
  • An infusion of the leaves is given for dysentery, and as a bitter tonic.
  • The seeds are used for sore throat and hoarseness
  • The entire plant in decoction is considered as an alterant and antiasthmatic.
  • The leaves rubbed into a paste are applied to hydrocele , and also applied to glandular swellings.
  • 1/10 decoction is given to gravel and similar urinary complaints. Useful in diseases arising from corrupt blood and bile
  • The juice of the leaves is used to impregnate cotton wool for dressing in any form of sinus difficulty.
  • The leaves and root in the powdered state are given with milk in cases of piles and fistula.
  • The leaves are employed as a bath for pains of the hips and kidney.
  • The juice is applied externally to fistulous sores.
  • Recommended also for dysentery and diarrhea.



  • I heard that the “makahiya roots” can also help you sleep or cure for insomnia….is this true?

    • It’s the first time I heard it.
      Keeping yourself calm is one of the best way to cure sleeplessness.

    • yes

  • meron po ako Uti…may ngadvice n uminum chilled po ako for 3 days at back pain s balakang..i take pinakuluan n ugat several cups and its works ….nwl ung skit…hangang ilng tasa lng po b dpat ko inumin at 2 days nko nainum d paba masama bk mg exceed ako dun s tamng dossage advice nmn po me…salamat

  • my son is two years old and has hydrocele..i would like to try makahiya leaves cause i think he is still very young for an operation…how is it used to hydrocele cases?

  • i heard that makahiya can burned fats? is that true….

  • Greetings!How do I prepare a makahiya tea?Thanks

    • @ltcol magueflor, you may follow the procedure for tawa tawa tea

    • pick some of makahiya and wash it then boil it…or u can dry it up, wash and boil it

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