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Friday, March 30, 2012

Shy Princess Can Cure Insomnia

Each person must have experienced insomnia. Insomnia itself is in a sleep disorder symptoms include difficulty in sleeping over for sleep or maintaining sleep, although there is a chance for it. Research shows that approximately 1/3 of adults have suffered from insomnia each year. This situation may reduce the ability to digest the information that makes people easy to change feeling (mood), and if this situation continues unchecked, would cause an impact on high blood pressure, heart attack and can also interfere with our productivity in the move to the next day.

Insomnia is most often caused by several factors, such as a medical condition causing pain yahg or use of substances that affect sleep. Common causes of insomnia, including stress, anxiety, nervousness, fear before bed, and generally increasing, the nightmare in every bedroom, and irritability.

The risk of insomnia are more likely to occur in women because of hormonal changes. In addition, people who are over 60 years of age, stress, work at night and come a long way.

To overcome this problem, some individuals use drugs that are able to accelerate the induction of sleep and take time to sleep (sedative-hypnotics). these drugs can be said to be harmful to the body.

Based on research for 12 years and more than 12.000 analyze the data in Canada, Dr Belleville stated that the death rate significantly higher for users as well as sleeping pills, and those taking medication to reduce anxiety.

In addition, other findings of the side effects of sleeping pills is also not to be taken lightly. "Sleeping pills and anti-anxiety effect on reaction time and coordination so as to make it easier one falls and accidents," he said.
Putri malu aka Shy Princess or Bashful mimosa (Mimosa pudica Linn). (Picture from: http://www.stuartxchange.com/)
Therefore we can immediately switch to using herbs. And one of the herbs that can be used for such problems is the Bashful mimosa / Sensitive Plant / Humble Plant / Tickle-Me or Indonesian known as Putri Malu (Shy Princess) plant (Mimosa pudica Linn), which grows wild in the streets, fields, and open places exposed to the sun. The plant has hairy stems and thorns round. Leaves compound composed of small, oval shape with a pointed tip, the color green but some are red. And appabila will close touch (sensitive-plant).

According to Drs. Agus Alamsyali, MM a herbalist as well as therapists Natura Health Center in Depok, West Java, bashful mimosa contain melatonin, mimosin, pipekolinat acid, tannins, alkaloids, saponins, triterpenoids, sterols, polyphenols, and flavonoids. And alleged that the bashful mimosa substances in plants that can cause a relaxing effect on the nerves of the brain that can cause sedation is melatonin (a hormone naturally produced by the body to restore the biological sleep clock).

Preliminary results indicate that the bashful mimosa can affect the nervous system of patients despite the scale of light, which reduced the number of seizures of their bodies. Benefits of these herbs for the nervous system is to give anti-depressant or sedative effects, as evidenced by research conducted by the University of Veracruz Mexico. 

To take advantage of herbs that grow wild in the bush is. We use the roots, stems, and leaves as much as 15-60 g. And how is this fresh crop boil with enough water, then drink.

Apart from boiled, bashful mimosa is also commonly dried and wrapped in cloth to be used as a pillow. The aroma of dried herbs are also able to make the patient sleep.

But nothing is perfect, besides the benefit of the bashful mimosa plant in terms of its use should be noted the following warning:
  1. Sensitive use of bashful mimosa plant roots in high doses can cause poisoning and vomiting.
  2. Pregnant women are forbidden to drink the decoction of this herb because it can cause death to the fetus.
  3. If used in a row over 12 days, in many cases cause itching or vomiting.
Actually a lot of plants around us that can be utilized as fully as possible for our body. But, it depends on the man himself how to use it.

Hopefully bashful mimosa to cope with insomnia / disturbed sleep can be beneficial to us all. *** [ANNISA RANA RIOVANI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 29032012]
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