Impatiens balsamina Health effects and herbal facts
Impatiens balsamina is a species of Impatiens native to southern Asia in India and Burma. It is an annual plant growing to 20–75 cm tall, with a thick, but soft stem. The leaves are spirally-arranged, 2.5–9 cm long and 1–2.5 cm broad, with a deeply toothed margin. The flowers are pink, red, mauve, lilac, or white, and 2.5–5 cm diameter; they are pollinated by bees and other insects, and also by nectar-feeding birds. The ripe seed capsules undergo explosive dehiscence.
Economic importance of Impatiens balsamina
- Indian Subcontinent: India
- Indo-China: Myanmar
Balsaminone-a found in Pericarp (50 ppm)
Balsaminone-b found in Pericarp (10 ppm)