PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Mimosa

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Albizia julibrissin / Fabaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

young

 

COOK

Spring

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

COOK

Summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: leaves small.  Flowers medium.

 

COMMENT: Flowers; Leaves. Young leaves - cooked. An aromatic flavour, they are used as a potherb. Flowers - cooked. Eaten as a vegetable. The dried leaves are a tea substitute.(1) Boiled young leaves. The blossoms are edible like a vegetable or crystallized.(2)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Analgesic;  Anthelmintic;  Carminative;  Digestive;  Diuretic;  Oxytoxic;  Plaster;  Plaster; 

Sedative;  Stimulant;  Tonic;  Vulnerary.(1)

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES: Gum;  Plaster;  Plaster. A gummy extract of the plant is used as a plaster. Wood - dense, hard, strong, takes a good polish. Used for furniture, industrial applications, firewood etc.(1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Albizia+julibrissin
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/albizia-julibrissin-tripinnated-lunch-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albizia_julibrissin