Kamantigue, Touch Me Not, Rose balsam
Poultice of kamantigue flowers is known to treat warts, snake bites, fingernail inflammation and athlete's foot. Extract from mature seeds/fruits is also effective as botanical fungicide against Phytophthora palmivora, an organism causing disease in durian.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
~ Robert Bridges
My contribution to Today's Flowers
Oh I have fond memories of this plant/bloom. This has a pod right?
Kamantigue ba ito sa Tagalog?
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A beautiful flower = summer:)
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I like how you included the medicinal properties of the plant! What a beautiful color it is!
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Such a lovely colour!
I see them around but I never knew the name. Thanks for sharing.
A gorgeous red. Also, interesting medicinal uses.
Beautiful impatiens. Great shots.
Beautiful and healing, what a great combination.
Impatience is a flower we used to grow when we had our house in Oregon -- lovely picture -- lovely color!
this looks different from the one I know. Great to see.
I have brought this seeds from the philippines.and its perenials.just grow every year.i got only have light pink but now lst year i was surprise to see the red flower...
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