Mimosa pudica L. is a creeping annual or perennial herb. It has been identified as Lajjalu in Ayurveda and has been found to have antiasthmatic, aphrodisiac, analgesic and antidepressant. In the present study the active phytocomponents of Mimosa pudica were revealed using phytochemical analysis. The antimicrobial activity of Mimosa was studied using well diffusion method. The activity was tested against Aspergillus fumigatus, Citrobacter divergens and Klebsiella pneumonia at different concentrations of 50, 100 and 200μg/disc and the results have been illustrated.
Gandhiraja, N.; Sriram, S.; Meenaa, V.; Srilakshmi, J. Kavitha; Sasikumar, C.; and Rajeswari, R.
"Phytochemical Screening and Antimicrobial Activity of the Plant Extracts of Mimosa pudica L. Against Selected Microbes,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 8.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss5/8