Brazillian MHRB Mimosa Hostilis *HIGHEST QUALITY* is a perennial evergreen tree or shrub native to the northeastern region of Brazil and a far north as souther Mexico. This product is exclusivly from the inner root bark of Mimosa tenuiflora tree from Brazil. Due to an increase in price to us from our supplier due to the declining value of the US dollar, we are forced to raise our prices slightly. We offer this product for collection/identification or incense purposes only. Not intended for human consumption. The most mportant use for this plant is the bark of the tree when used under the name tepezcohuite as a remedy for skin problems and injuries such as burns. It is now used in commercial skin and hair products which are promoted as being able to rejuvenite skin. Research has shown that it has some useful activities which support the traditional uses. The bark is rich in tannins, saponins, alkaloids, lipids, phytosterols, glucosides, xylose, rhamnose, arabinose, lupeol, methoxychalcones, and kukulkanins. In vitro studies on bacterial cultures have shown it is three times more effective as a bacteriocide than streptomycin, although in vivo studies have not been as positive. The treatment for burn victims is of great interest to any serious burn hospital or private lab Will not be sold to residents of Louisiana. For external use only; not for human consumption.