Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Jewel Weed (Balsam Weed)
Botanical Name   Impatiens aurea, I. biflora
System Affected   diuretic, hemorrhoids, warts/skin, hives
Properties   mild purgative, diuretic hemorrhoids (fresh plant boiled into lard then applied as ointment) apply leaves topically: hives, wheals caused by hairs of stinging nettle, poisonous plants warts, corns, ringworm on skin & similar (use juice on skin) Jaundice, dropsy (drink 1oz herb w/1pint hot water).
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