Mimosa hostilis – Inner root bark | Jurema Preta


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Origin : Mexico                           Class : Fabaceae                              Species : Mimosa

Species :  Mimosa hostilis (syn. Mimosa tenuiflora (L) Willd)


Veelvoorkomende namen : Tepezcohuite, Jurema, Cabrero, Carbonal, Jurema Preta, Calumbi, Black Jurema, Jurema Wine, Yurema


Properties: In Mexico, Mimosa hostilis is widely used as food for sheep and goats, or to make tea. In addition, it is attributed qualities for the recovery of the skin. For example with sunburn and burns. Also used against stomach ulcers and in cosmetics. It also acts as an analgesic, providing long-lasting relief and accelerated tissue repair. The bark is recommended to combat fatigue and weakness and the immune system is demonstrably stimulated. Other medicinal qualities of Mimosa hostilis are antimicrobial, analgesic, antifungal, healing (healing in scarring), regenerative, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.


What Makes It Unique: Our Mimosa hostilis (Tepezcohuite) is harvested by a community of indigenous farmers belonging to the Zoque and Tzoltzil tribes in southeastern Mexico. They use traditional production methods instead of fertilizers or pesticides. Most Mimosa hostilis is harvested and collected from the wild, in the more than 370 hectares of land these farmers own (the Tepezcohuite tree is common in this region, as it grows naturally there). They replant enough trees to guarantee sustainable and environmentally friendly production. Other plants harvested by this community include mango, noni, moringa, Calea zacatechichi, stevia, and Salvia divinorum.


Origin and history: For centuries, some Mayan tribes in Mexico used Mimosa hostilis root bark or “Tepezcohuite” (as it is known in Mexico) to treat skin diseases. In addition, it is known as an excellent body paint or natural dye for textiles. Also in South America this tree played an important role in the traditions of various indigenous tribes. In Brazil, for example, it is known as Jurema Preta.

The wood of this tree is one of the strongest and most durable on the market. That is why it was called “tepezcuahuitl” by the pre-Hispanic cultures. “Tepezcuahuitl” comes from the words “tepus” (iron) and “cuahuitl” (tree), referring to the hardness of the wood.

The Mimosa hostilis tree is found in northeastern Brazil, but grows and spreads as far north as Mexico, including El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Colombia, and Venezuela. The tree prefers lower elevations, but also occurs in areas higher than 1000m.


Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark – MHRB – Jurema Preta, Mimosa Tenuiflora

The Mimosa hostilis inner root bark comes from a tree locally known as Jurema, Jurema Preta, Black Jurema or Vinho de Jurema and is the most desired part of the plant known by the local Shaman for its entheogenic properties.

Mimosa originates from Brazil where it has also been used for centuries for various medicinal purposes. The inner part of the root contains the most of the active alkaloids, this is also the part of the Mimosa plant that we offer here at Avalon Magic Plants. In the western world, Mimosa is often used in  as a substitute for other plants such as Psychotria Viridis or Chaliponga.

Although the term Mimosa Hostilis is still used quite often, the newer scientific term mimosa tenuiflora is also used to describe this root bark. The two names are used for the exact identical products.

The Jurema Preta that we offer is imported directly from Brazil and new loads arrive every month, so you can be sure that the product is of high quality and always fresh.

Mimosa hostilis INNER root bark, Superior quality brazil rootbark.

  • Family: Leguminosae or Mimosaceae
  • Genus: Mimosa
  • Species: hostilis, tenuiflora; verrucosa
  • Common names: Jurema Preta (hostilis, tenuiflora), Jurema Branca, Calumbi, Tepezcohuite, Carbonal, Cabrera

Mimosa, Caatinga, white jurema, black jurema.

Another completely unrelated use for this plant comes from Mexico, where the bark of the tree is known under the name Tepezcohuite.

Plant chemical compounds which can be found in Mimosa root bark are: tannins, saponins, tryptamines, alkaloids, lipids, phytoindoles, xylose, phytosterols, glucosides, rhamnose, arabinose, methoxychalcones, lupeol and kukulkanins.

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