Mimosa hostilis (Mimosa tenuiflora) | ‘Jurema’ | Root bark (Brazilian ‘C’)

(9 customer reviews)


Mimosa hostilis root bark from north-eastern Brazil. Summer 2018 harvest.

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Mimosa hostilis (syn. Mimosa tenuiflora) | ‘Jurema’, ‘MHRB’, ‘Tepezcohuite’ | Root bark (Brazilian ‘C’)

Here’s some great quality Mimosa hostilis root bark (‘MHRB’) from a renewable farm in north-eastern Brazil. Harvested in the summer of 2018, this is another of our UK exclusives and is perfect for making soap and for organically dyeing cloth and other materials a wonderfully deep shade of purple! We also sell hostilis bark sourced from several different farms, in several different countries.

Recently officially renamed Mimosa tenuiflora, Mimosa hostilis is known around the world by many other titles, including ‘Black Jurema’, ‘Cabrera’, ‘Calumbi’, ‘Carbonal’, ‘Jurema’, ‘Jurema Preta’, ‘MHRB’, ‘Tepezcohuite’ and ‘Vinho de Jurema’. The plant grows as a perennial shrub or tree – most often at lower altitudes, but sometimes as high as 3,300 feet – and is native to Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela.

Mimosa hostilis bark is used traditionally in Mexico and South America to treat burns and wounds (topically), tooth pain, coughs and bronchitis (as an infusion) and as emergency ‘drought-fodder’ and parasite-preventative for livestock. The plant itself can also be used to fertilise and fix soil, with its dense wood being used for fuel, to make charcoal and to build practical items including bridges, buildings, fences and furniture.

Moreover, Mimosa bark’s high tannin content makes it particularly suitable for both dyeing and leather production, while its high levels of saponins and lipids help to create the most decadently lush handmade soaps! Incidentally, if you’re one of the many folk using this professionally to dye fabrics such as cotton, we’ve recently discovered an interesting technical article from King Saud University’s Journal of Saudi Chemical Society; ‘Dyeing of white and indigo dyed cotton fabrics with Mimosa tenuiflora extract’, by Gökhan Erkan, Kemal Şengül and Sibel Kaya.

Dried root bark from a renewable Brazilian source – Shipped from the UK & Spain – Limited stocks


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9 reviews for Mimosa hostilis (Mimosa tenuiflora) | ‘Jurema’ | Root bark (Brazilian ‘C’)

  1. Anonymous

    Good product, as described

  2. Malgorzata

    Perfect service like always. Thank you

  3. Anonymous

    Everything was as I ordered

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Great stuff!

  4. David Taylor

    this is lovely mimosa, beautiful colour(s)

    • Arkham’s

      Isn’t it!

  5. David

    Excellent hard to find product and prompt shipping. Highly recommended.

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback David!

  6. Shane

    Looks like a good quality example of exactly what I ordered

    • Arkham’s

      😉 You have a good eye sir!

  7. Anonymous

    Genuine and good quality!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 We do our best!

  8. Anonymous

    I have not tried the root bark yet, but all is fine with the items that I received

    • Arkham’s

      We’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

  9. Stanislav L.

    Very good service and an exceptional standard. спасибо.

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 We do try! Thanks for your feedback and all the best…

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