Legality of Mimosa Hostilis in the US

Legality of Mimosa Hostilis in the US

Mimosa Hostilis or Mimosa Tenuiflora is a tree that grows in several countries in South and Central America. This tree is used for many medicinal purposes all over the world, and the legality of some of the tree’s parts is always a hot topic.

First, let us identify some of the parts of this tree:

  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Leaves
  • Bark
  • Wood

None of these parts are illegal, controlled, or regulated in the US. As a matter fact, neither is the entire tree, dead or alive. Any of these parts is legal to sell or buy, so is the action of planting seeds and growing these trees. On the other hand, people wanting to import any parts of this tree, or any other tree, may want to consult an attorney, because the rules for importing seeds or parts of plants are different.

The part we will focus this article on, is the root bark, also known as MHRB. Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark offers many benefits, the most popular ones are in the cosmetic industry, or skin care application to treat different skin conditions.

Importing Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark into the US

Many customers import Mimosa Hostilis root bark from Europe, Brazil and Mexico, among others. Although the majority of them receive their orders, that is not the case with everyone. It is easy to do a google search to find out about people purchasing mhrb from other countries and the results of these imports going through customs.

In spite of the higher costs of purchasing mimosa hostilis root bark within the US, the vast majority of the customers decide to spend the extra money so they don’t have to deal with any potential problems that may arise from purchasing this product from another country, as many of these products (plants, and plants’ parts) need specific documentation in order to be inspected and released by US customs.

Other problems associated with importing mhrb from another country is the long transit times (shipping, customs inspection) and difficulty of returning this product for any reason, or obtaining a refund (US customs can and often discard products that are not properly labeled or have no documentation of import). It is recommended you do some research if you still decide to purchase mimosa hostilis root bark from another country.

Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark uses in the US

Mimosa Hostilis is also known as Tepezcohuite in Mexico, and it is there where the benefits to treat many skin conditions with this product was discovered. Nowadays, there is a wide range of product offerings and brands that contain Tepezcohuite powder, and they include:

  • Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Ointments
  • Mascaras
  • Bath bombs
  • Serums

The reason we focus on Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark, is because it is the part of the tree with the most benefits. Despite being used in the art world for dyeing a variety of fabrics and even skin, it is the medicinal purposes related to the skin that makes this tree a gift from nature to the entire world.

Mimosa Hostilis root bark can be found in many products, often as the main ingredient. These products can treat many conditions such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Superficial wounds
  • Skin burns
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Skin Infections

In summary, the tree known as Mimosa Hostilis, and all of its parts: is legal to purchase and sell in the US. However, when importing any parts of any tree, please consult an attorney because the laws are different if you are trying to import a plant or its parts into the country. In addition, it also legal in the US to plant and grow Mimosa Hostilis trees.

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