Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835

Full Length Research Paper

Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of the plant extracts of Mimosa pudica L. against selected microbes

Palwinder Kaur1, Nilesh Kumar2*, T. N. Shivananda3 and Gagandeep Kaur1
1Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Jalandhar, India. 2Translam Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Meerut, India. 3Indian Institute of Horticulturural Research, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.
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  •  Accepted: 15 April 2011
  •  Published: 16 October 2011


Mimosa pudica is the herb that shows sensation on touch. It has been identified as Lajjalu in Ayurveda and has been found to have antiasthmatic, aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant activities. In the present study the active phytocomponents of M. pudica were revealed using phytochemical analysis. The antimicrobial activity ofMimosa was studied using disk diffusion method. The activity was tested againstStraphyloccus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans at different concentrations of 25, 30 and 35 mg/ml and the results have been illustrated.


Key words: Mimosa pudica, antimicrobial activity, antiasthmatic, aphrodisiac, analgesic.