Mimosa hostilis Inner Root Bark | Jurema | MHRB | Tepezcohuite | Mexico | Shipped from USA
Mimosa hostilis Mexico sustainably harvested by Tzoltzil and Zoque farmers in Mexico. High-quality MHRB shipped from the USA. See our entire USA warehouse.
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Mimosa hostilis Inner Root Bark | Jurema | MHRB | Tepezcohuite | Mexico | Shipped from the Netherlands
Our Mimosa hostilis (Tepezcohuite) is harvested by a community of indigenous Tzoltzil and Zoque farmers from Southeastern Mexico. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used. Most of the Jurema is harvested/collected from the wild in the more than 370 hectares of land owned by these farmers. The Tepezcohuite tree is very abundant in this region since it grows there naturally. The Tzotzil and Zoque farmers replant trees to ensure sustainable and environmentally friendly production. Other plants that are cultivated by this community are mangoes, noni, moringa, stevia, and Salvia divinorum.
The Aztecs already knew of the Mimosa tree during pre-Columbian times. The name Tepezcohuite, which is now common in Mexico is derived from the Aztec ‘tepus-cuahuitl’ or ‘metal tree’, a reference to the tree’s extremely hard wood.
For many centuries, the Aztecs and other indigenous groups used the Mimosa hostilis/tenuiflora root bark to treat skin burns and wounds. They also used it to make tea. Furthermore, Mimosa hostilis Mexico is an excellent body paint or natural coloring agent for textiles. This tree has played a major role in the traditions of different indigenous tribes in both South, Central and North America.
Mimosa Hostilis is a bushy tree that is indigenous in large parts of South America. The species grows in regions as far north as Mexico, but are most commonly found in the tropical lowlands (up to 1000 meters above sea level). You will find the tree mostly in Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. The tree can reach up to 8 meters and produces beautiful white flowers and green pods with seeds.
This species came to the attention of scientists just over 150 years ago, although it was hardly studied until the 1980s. Now, much is known about this tree. Currently, Mimosa Hostilis is used throughout the world as the subject of medical, pharmacological, preclinical, and clinical research.
It is especially promising when it comes to skincare and regeneration. According to Laura Elizabeth Valencia-Gómez(2016), Mimosa hostilis has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties and it can play a large role in the regeneration of human skin cells. Scientists are looking at the possibility of having Mimosa Hostilis processed into films that can be applied to the skin for faster regeneration after wounds or burns have occurred. These regenerative effects are also one of the reasons that you see Mimosa root bark in an increasing number of skin cremes and other cosmetic products.
MIMOSA HOSTILIS MEXICO
Species: Mimosa hostilis (syn. Mimosa tenuiflora)
Common names: Jurema, Tepezcohuite, Cabrero, Carbonal, Jurema Preta, Yurema.
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Our products are not certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor by Health Canada, for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold or intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.
Colours of the product may vary; as we sell natural products we don’t make photos of every new batch. Sometimes the exact form of the products can differ from that of the photo.
We guarantee the authenticity of our products and the correct botanical title.
We have been successfully shipping Mimosa hostilis around the world for some years now. However, there are certain, country-specific restrictions to which we must abide.Legislation dictates that we cannot ship Mimosa products to the following countries:
France (including Overseas Territories of France)
Shipping Mimosa hostilis to the USA: For customers ordering only our Mimosa hostilis Hidden Valley and/or Mexican MHRBs, we have established a warehouse that will exclusively ship to our customers from within the US. This has the advantage of offering tracked shipping without having to pass through customs and a delivery time of only 3-4 working days. Orders will be shipped with USPS Priority mail. This service is available for Mimosa only orders. Any other products will need to ordered separately and will be shipped from the Netherlands.
Please have a look at this specific faq for further information on the shipping options that we offer to the USA.
- Registered shipping: This comes with tracking and is faster than our free shipping.
- Free shipping: For this service no tracking is available. It tends to be half as quick as the registered shipping. But hey, if you're not in a hurry and tracking is not important please do use this reliable shipping option!
For shipping to Canada we also offer DHL Express on certain ordersFor shipping to the USA, we offer four types of shipping: Registered PostNL: This option ships using PostNL, the national postal service of The Netherlands. Once the package arrives in the US, the USPS take over the shipping. Orders can be tracked with the tracking tool found at www.usps.com. Free shipping: There is no tracking available for this reliable, but slower shipping method. Packages ship with PostNL and then are handed over to the USPS and deliveries may take up to 30 days. This option is not always available, depending on what you are ordering and where you are shipping to. Registered via NY: Depending on which state you are shipping to, this option will be available in order to try and ensure that there are no delays to your package as it enters the US. Packages are shipped first of all with PostNL to a NY forwarding address and then, from there, shipped on to you. We will update you on the tracking once your order is shipped from the Netherlands and then again once it is forwarded from NY. Updates can take up to 24 hours because we work in different time zones around the world.
When you place an order in our web shop, you will automatically see the shipping options that are available, depending on your cart contents and the US state you are shipping to. For different states we use different methods.Free Shipping from USA: For customers ordering only our Mimosa hostilis Hidden Valley and/or Mexican MHRBs, we have also established a warehouse that will exclusively ship to our customers from within the US. This has the advantage of offering tracked shipping without having to pass through customs and a delivery time of only 3-4 working days. Orders will be shipped with USPS Priority mail. This service is available for Mimosa only orders. Any other products will need to ordered separately and will be shipped from the Netherlands. Good to know: All of our orders are packed and shipped discreetly with only the obligatory information such as shipping and return address on the outside. Registered orders outside of Europe are sent with PostNL who hand your order over to the national postal service of your country. For instance in the US, packages are handed over to the USPS. Registered orders within Europe are sent with DPD. Fast and trackable at all times. Our Free shipping option is slow(er) but very reliable too. Estimated shipping time for outside Europe is between two to four weeks depending on postal flows.
For valuable orders we would advise choosing the Registered option.