Mimosa hostilis | Jurema Preta | Seeds and bark | Mimosa tenuiflora | Brazil
$9.00 – $450.00
Family: Leguminosae or Mimosaceae
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Species: M. hostilis
Common names: Jurema, Tepescohuite, Cabrero, Carbonal, Jurema Preta, Calumbi, Black Jeruma, Vinho de Jeruma, Yurema
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Mimosa hostilis | Jurema Preta | Seeds and Root Bark | Mimosa tenuiflora | Brazil
The Mimosa hostilis or Jurema is a beautiful shrubby tree that has been found to grow upwards of 8 meters tall. Its branches are covered in short thorns to protect itself from predation, and its leaves are pinnate shaped that grow to about 2 inches long. The flowers are white in color and have a lovely fragrance, which occur in loosely cylindrical spikes. The flowers become pods, containing about 3-4 fruits each. The seeds contained in the pods are flat, oval shaped and brown in color. The wood from the Mimosa hostilis is considered one of the strongest and most durable available on the market.
Mimosa hostilis is found growing in the northeast region of Brazil, and found as far north as Mexico, including El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. It prefers lower altitudes, but can be found growing as high as 1000m. In Brazil, the first tribes to ritualistically use this plant for its psychoactive properties are now extinct. The use of this plant was kept secret and passed from father to son by the descendents of this original tribe out of fear of severe prosecution by the white man. It was revived as the Jeruma Cult (O Culto de Jeruma). The traditional ritual itself is very complex. The inner root bark was the part traditionally used.
Centuries ago, the tree was used for charcoal production and wood, due to its durable nature. Otherqualities of Mimosa tenuiflora are antimicrobial, analgesic, antifungal, cicatrizing (to heal by scar formation), regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging.
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