My Beautiful Mimosa! Used in Chinese Traditional Medicine..
Why is Mimosa so good and what does it do for you? I will tell you all about it right now. Albizia julibrissin is a nervine relaxant, it calms the spirit. Now since it is mainly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I may use some terms that are unfamiliar but I will explain. It is for poor memory, difficulty concentrating, cools anger, insomnia and mood swings. Mimosa should only be used as needed, not long term, so for acute conditions over chronic conditions.
The parts of the plant used are the bark(sweet and neutral) and the flowers. The bark calms the shen -(shen) one of the basic substances that according to traditional Chinese medicine pervade the body, usually translated “spirit,” encompassing both the mind of the individual and healthy mental and physical function.
It relieves constrained qi(pronounced Chi) – qi -the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health, invigorates the blood and reduces swellings and abscesses.
The flowers also calm the shen and regulate qi as well as harmonizes the liver and stomach. For insomnia, pain and tightness in the stomach and limbs, digestive issues due to emotional tension.
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