Mimosa is an evergreen tree or shrub with fragrant flowers. It is native to the northeastern region of Brazil, southern Mexico, countries such as Panama and Venezuela. The bark and leaf have cosmetic significance. It can be considered a nitrogen-fixing plant as it can fix free nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus increasing soil fertility. Extracts of its leaves and bark are rich in bioflavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, lipids and phytosterols. It also contains several minerals such as zinc, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, etc.
Mimosa extracts and oils were used by Indian tribes to treat burns and wounds since ancient times. It not only provides hydration, but also helps the skin to reach the cellular level. As mentioned above, it has several elements in its extract such as copper which helps fight inflammation. Manganese that improves cellular metabolism. Magnesium which improves the oxygen-carrying capacity of cells, and
zinc, which is necessary for DNA synthesis. It therefore clearly has a positive effect on skin restructuring and repair. It has antimicrobial properties that help reduce infections. It is useful in relieving inflamed areas and rashes caused by infections. Mimosa absoluta is also used in perfumery. It is often used in soaps, lotions, cosmetics and other skin products.
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