Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Balsaminaceae
Genus : Impatiens
Species : balsamina Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Garden balsam
Hindi Name : Gulmendhi
Manipuri Name : Khujang
Other Details
Habit : Tall succulent herb
Parts Use : Leaf
Preparation : Fresh leaf roasted into fire for local application. Fresh leaf crushed for juice. Flowers crushed for juice (local application). Planted as pot plant.
Mode of use : Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Plant contains Palmitic, Stearic, Oleic acids and their ethyl esters are reporteds present in the seed.
Ailment Treated : Roasted leaf paste is useful for skin cracking and nail infection. Fresh leaf juice is good & healing for nail injuries. Flower juice is cooling and useful for burns and scalds.
Source : Wild as well as cultivated in the home gardens.