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

(40 customer reviews)


Mimosa hostilis root bark. Used variously as a soap-making ingredient, dye and in traditional herbalism.

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

High-quality Brazilian Mimosa hostilis root bark (‘MHRB’) – great for making soap and for organically dyeing cloth and other materials a beautiful deep purple colour! The provenance of the bark is mentioned as that grown in Brazil is generally considered to be of a much higher quality than that grown in Mexico. We also sell hostilis bark sourced from several different farms to this one.

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 things such as 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 – Very limited stocks


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40 reviews for Mimosa hostilis (Mimosa tenuiflora) | ‘Jurema’ | Root bark (Brazilian ‘A’)

  1. Steven Smith

    Really nicely shredded, just right for the job

  2. Oliver James

    Took a little longer than expected to arrive, a fantastic product worth waiting for.

  3. natalia kot

    Great product, will definitely be buying again!!

  4. Anonymous

    Didn’t arrive

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Glad this arrived with you in the end – apologies for the delay!

  5. Anonymous

    Great quality and sustainably sourced!

  6. Jonas

    Top quality! Remarkable properties in this natural dye!

  7. Simon M.

    I have purchased from these guys twice now, both times was excellent. An easy fast & efficient service would definitely recommend them to anyone. A very good job.
    Simon M

  8. Matthew m.

    Best site guaranteed

  9. Jennifer S.

    Not yet used to can’t review

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  11. Anonymous

    Arrived quickly and exactly as described! Great quality and perfect for my needs. Highly recommend Arkham’s!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback!

  12. Jim V.

    Fantastic product!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Happy to be of service!

  13. Anonymous

    Perfect apparently.

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks, your feedback is much appreciated!

  14. Andy

    High-quality product at a very reasonable price. Well packaged.

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback Andy!

  15. Anonymous

    Very happy, looks great just how it should be!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for your feedback!

  16. Luke Ferguson

    Very happy with my product

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Great stuff! Thanks for your custom Luke.

  17. Jamie Hooper

    Pretty much exactly as i expected .. 🙂 i thought it was shredded pretty well

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback Jamie!

  18. David

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

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback David!

  19. Anonymous

    Good product

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Happy to be of service!

  20. Stuart

    Great service thankyou

  21. Nathaniel

    high quality purple material!

    • Arkham’s

      😉 Indeed it is sir! All the best…

  22. Ross B.

    Absolutely amazing service from purchase to delivery

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks Ross, have a great weekend!

  23. Anonymous

    Excellent quality.

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for your feedback!

  24. Siobhan

    Really great natural purple dye!

    • Arkham’s

      It’s great for making skincare creams and such too – take a look at our Info section for a few relevant guides!

  25. Anonymous

    I expected to receive my order a bit earlier but apparently, they were momentarily out of stock. All ended up well and was offered some extra seeds.
    Thanks, Will and all Arkham’s Botanical team!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Apologies for the delayed delivery time (not sure what Royal Mail did there), but we’re pleased your order arrived in the end and appreciate your feedback! All the best…

  26. Jim V.

    Excellent product!

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks Jim!

  27. Mark D.

    Top quality

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback!

  28. Chris

    Great product, will definitely buy again. Many thanks.

    • Arkham’s

      Happy to be of service!

  29. Anonymous

    The bark arrived very fast without any problems and the quality is worth mentioning! Very happy with the purchase.

    • Arkham’s

      Glad to hear that – hope to see you here again soon!

  30. David W.

    This product is top quality! delivered quickly with correct weight and such a beautifully deep colour!

    • Arkham’s

      Thanks David, we could never understand why some of our fellow suppliers feel the need to under weigh their products…not exactly good practice (karma or business!)

  31. Anonymous

    prompt and excellent customer service, product arrived on time and perfect quality. very responsive if you have any queries relating to your order. will absolutely order again. Very happy customer

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Well, that’s made our day! Thanks a lot for taking the time to post your review and we’ll hope to see you again soon…

  32. Leviathon Mosquito

    As described I will be ordering again .

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Glad to hear it!

  33. Steven Dale

    No issues with the product, excellent quality

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Thanks for the feedback Steven!

  34. Andrea G.

    great stuff

    • Arkham’s

      It makes a lovely colour dye!

  35. Andrea G.

    great stuff!

    • Arkham’s

      Glad you like it Andrea!

  36. Thijs K.

    great quality of the product, thanks

    • Arkham’s

      🙂 Happy to be of service Thijs!

  37. Liam P.

    Precise weight and meets the quality described if not better

    • Arkham’s

      Cheers Liam, we’re glad you’re pleased and appreciate your review!

  38. Ben C.

    Excellent product and very dry.

    • Arkham’s

      Thanks for the review! It is indeed pretty crispy.

  39. gareth1984stuff

    Quality mhrb, best you can get in uk at the moment. Fast delivery over Xmas…and got some freebie seeds. Cheers.

    • Arkham’s

      Hey Gareth, thanks for your kind words – glad we could be of service! Happy New Year and we´ll hope to see you again soon…

  40. Sammy

    As described. Brightly colored bark + through in some extra. Polite email communication + fast shipping. Appreciated. Will be back.

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