The mimosa flower is pleasing to the eye as well as the spirit

He Huan Hua/合欢花 first appeared in the Ben Cao Yan Yi/本草衍义 during the Song dynasty (1116AD). The consensus seems to be that it has sweet flavor and a balanced nature. It enters the heart and spleen channels equally. In the 本草便读/BenCaoYanYi it is said to nourish the blood. The 分类草药性/FenLeiCaoYaoXing states that it can purify the heart and brighten the eyes. The 四川中药志/SiChuanZhongYaoZhi states that it can unite the heart with the....