Impatiens glandulifera flowers



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Common names:- Policeman’s Helmet, Bobby Tops, Copper Tops, and Gnome’s Hatstand.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens
Species:     I. glandulifera
Binomial name
Impatiens glandulifera

Edible parts:- The green seed pods, seeds, young leaves and shoots are all edible.

Impatiens capensis flowers



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Impatiens capensis flower



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Common names:- Spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not, or orange balsam.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens
Species:     I. capensis
Binomial name
Impatiens capensis

Impatiens flowers



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Common names:- Jewelweed, touch-me-not, snapweed.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens

Herbal medicines:-

Impatiens have been used as herbal remedies for the treatment of bee stings, insect bites, and stinging nettle rashes. They are also used after poison ivy  contact to prevent a rash from developing.

Toxicity:-

All Impatiens taste bitter and seem to be slightly toxic upon ingestion, causing intestinal ailments like vomiting and diarrhea.

The toxic compounds have not been identified but are probably the same as those responsible for the bitter taste, likely might be glycosides or alkaloids.

Impatiens balsamina flowering plant



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Common names:- Garden balsam, garden jewelweed, rose balsam, touch-me-not.

Medicinal use

Different parts of the plant are used as traditional remedies for disease and skin afflictions.

Juice from the leaves is used to treat warts and snakebite, and the flower is applied to burns.

Plant helps to stimulate hair growth.

Impatiens balsamina flower



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Impatiens balsamina flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens
Species:     I. balsamina
Binomial name
Impatiens balsamina

Impatiens zombensis flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens
Species:     I. zombensis
Binomial name : Impatiens zombensis

Impatiens glandulifera flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Asterids
Order:     Ericales
Family:     Balsaminaceae
Genus:     Impatiens
Species:     I. glandulifera
Binomial name
Impatiens glandulifera

Pink Impatiens flanaganae flower



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