|Kamantigue, Impatiens balsamina, Balsam|
Clusters of purple Kamantigue after the rain.
Impatiens is a genus of about 850-1,000 species of flowering plants of the Balsaminaceae family; a native of India and now cultivated in all warm countries. It is propagated through seeds. Roots, stems, flowers and seeds are used in folk medicine.
- In the Philippines, pounded leaves used as poultice to dissolve whitlow
- In Malaysia, leaves used for poulticing broken and torn nails
- In China, powdered seeds are prescribed for difficult labor
- Flowers used for snake bites, lumbago and intercostal neuralgia
- For contusion, painful inflammation, joint paints, carbuncles, dysmenorrhea: use dried flowers, or boil the entire plant and drink
- Seed is an expectorant, used for cancer treatments
- For external use on any bruise or painful area, crush fresh plant and poultice the affected parts of the body
- Leaf juice used for treatment of warts
- Root and leaves used for various foreign bodies---coins or other metals inadvertently swallowed, as well as thorns or fish splinters
- In the US, the most common use of jewelweed is to treat poison ivy rashes
Our bodies are our gardens---our wills are our gardeners. ~ William Shakespeare
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Wonderful shots! I love the colour!
I am familiar of this flower. In grade school we use to plant this and it is pretty with different colors like pink, white and red. But never know the name ^_^ Great shots!
THis is such a wonderful plant since it has many uses.
Delightful photos, Miranda.
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Purple Kamatique is just beautiful. Have a look at it
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