Impatiens balsamina L.

Nota de alcance (en)

Leaf: In Surinam, the crushed leaves are added with salt to castor oil and packed around a finger affected by whitlow; the whitlow disappears in a short time. Also used to heal torn nails (fingernail, toenail).


Origin: Native to India.

Pharmacological Activities: Antibacterial, Antihypotensive, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory and Antipruritic.

Cultivated in plains throughout India.

Cathartic, diuretic, antirheumatic.
Flowers—used in burns and scalds.

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017.

2) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

3) Khare, C.P./ Indian Medicinal Plants. -- Nueva Dheli: Springer, 2007 . - p. 836.

Impatiens balsamina L.
Término aceptado: 22-Dic-2017