Mimosa hostilis Inner Root Bark| Jurema | MHRB | Tepezcohuite | Mexico

Mimosa hostilis Inner Root Bark| Jurema | MHRB | Tepezcohuite | Mexico

  • We classify our mhrb by fragrancy from medium, high to highest
  • We have three types; Brazil: medium – Mexico: high – South America: highest
  • Also available are viable Mimosa seeds
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Shipping to certain states via DHL Express only. Please see our specific FAQ or the shipping restrictions tab below for detailed information.




Family: Fabaceae

Genus: Mimosa

Species: Mimosa hostilis (syn. Mimosa tenuiflora)

Origin: Mexico

Common names: Jurema, Tepezcohuite, Cabrero, Carbonal, Jurema Preta, Yurema


Very fragrant Mexican Jurema Root Bark, Fresh stock just arrived in September 2018.

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Sustainably Harvested Mimosa by Tzoltzil and Zoque

Our Mimosa Hostilis (Tepezcohuite) is harvested by a community of indigenous Tzoltzil and Zoque  farmers from southeastern Mexico. No chemical fertilizers or pesticides were 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. They do replant sufficient trees to ensure a sustainable and ecologically friendly production. Other plants/products harvested by this community are mango, noni, moringa, stevia and salvia divinorum.

Quality and Recommendations

Although we are proud of the quality of our Mexican MHRB. We recommend our Hidden Valley MHRB and are pretty sure that you will agree with us. Both MHRB products are often combined with these wonderful products: Peganum harmala pure alkaloids, Banisteriopsis caapi or Banisteriopsis muricata.

Traditional Use

In Mexico, this powdered bark is used to treat burns and wounds. Additionally, it acts as an analgesic, with hours of lasting relief and expedited tissue recovery. The bark is also recommended to counteract exhaustion and debility, and has been shown to stimulate the immune system. Other qualities of Mimosa tenuiflora are antimicrobial, analgesic, antifungal, cicatrizing (to heal by scar formation), regenerative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging.


For many centuries, the Mayas in Mexico used the Hostilis Mimosa root bark, or “Tepezcohuite” (as it is known in Mexico) to treat skin burns and wounds. They also used it to make tea. Furthermore, it is known to be an excellent body paint or natural colouring agent for textiles. In addition, this tree has played a major role in the traditions of different indigenous tribes in South America. In Brazil, for instance, it is known under the name of Jurema Preta.


This tree can be found 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.

The wood from this tree is considered one of the strongest and most durable available on the market.

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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.

Shipping Mimosa hostilis around the world:

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 to the USA:

Although there is no legislation prohibiting the import of Mimosa hostilis into the USA, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has, in recent months, increased the number of checks on packages from the Netherlands. In certain states, orders containing Mimosa hostilis have been seized or returned to sender. In order to minimize the potential of this happening, we have had to change the way that we ship our orders containing Mimosa products to certain states. For the purpose of clarity, we have organized the states into three groups with the following shipping options available:

Group A:

States: AK, CT, DE, HI, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV

Shipping options: Free shipping, Registered PostNL

Group B:

States: AZ, CA, CO, ID, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

Shipping options: Free shipping, Registered DHL

Group C:

States: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, ND, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, WI

Shipping options: DHL Express shipping

We understand that this may significantly increase the cost of orders to states in Group C but we have found that this is the only shipping method to offer normalized delivery rates for orders containing Mimosa products.
We offer three types of shipping:

DHL Express: This option is currently only available on certain special products.
REGISTERED: This comes with tracking and is much 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 feel free to use our reliable free shipping option.

Good to know:

All your 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 either PostNL or DHL, solid partners 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.