Mimosa hostilis, also known as Jurema Preta, is a plant native to Brazil that has a long history of use in traditional medicine and spiritual practices. In recent years, a growing body of research has suggested that Mimosa hostilis may have a range of potential health benefits, including its use for wound healing.

One study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that a Mimosa hostilis extract applied to wounds in mice resulted in faster healing and reduced scarring compared to a control group. The researchers also found that the extract had strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may have contributed to its positive effects on wound healing.

Another study, published in the Journal of Natural Medicines, examined the effects of a Mimosa hostilis extract on a rat model of burn injury. The study found that the extract was effective at reducing inflammation and promoting healing, and the researchers concluded that it may be a promising natural option for supporting the body’s natural healing process.

While more research is needed to fully understand the potential of Mimosa hostilis for wound healing, these early findings are promising and suggest that it may be a valuable natural option for those looking to support their body’s natural healing process.

At The Mimosa Shop, we are committed to staying up to date on the latest research and developments related to Mimosa hostilis and its many uses. We offer a variety of Mimosa hostilis products, including shredded root bark, powdered root bark, and mimosa chips, and we are here to help you find the right product for you.

If you are interested in exploring the potential benefits of Mimosa hostilis for wound healing or any other use, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional and conducting your own research to make an informed decision.


  • de Souza, C. C., de Oliveira, R. L., Ferreira, A. G., Costa, J. L., & de Souza, M. S. (2012). Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. (Fabaceae) in an experimental model of wound healing in mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 141(1), 434-440.
  • Goulart, L. R., de Oliveira, R. L., de Souza, M. S., & Costa, J. L. (2014). Anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effects of Mimosa tenuiflora in a burn injury model in rats. Journal of Natural Medicines, 68(4), 811-817.