Frequently (and not so frequently) Asked Questions
BRIEF: Are the seeds of Mimosa Pudica poisonous?
Can you tell me if the seeds of Mimosa Pudica are poisonous.
This plant contains the toxic amino acid mimosine. If livestock eat enough of it, their hair falls out. The root has some kind of pain killer/emetic compound, but I don't know what it is. The root is supposedly OK applied topically for pain, but will make you sick if eaten.