Orange Balsam

(Impatiens capensis) A North American species, used by some Indian groups to make an orange-yellow dye (H H Smith. 1923). It was used medicinally, too. To cure a headache, the fresh juice could be rubbed on the head (H H Smith. 1945); other groups used the fresh plant for a poultice to cure sores (H H Smith. 1928; Johnston). The juice, or a poultice, was applied to poison ivy rash (Brewster), and the juice is still used as a wart cure (Bergen. 1899). Some of the names used in America for this balsam, like Snapweed, or Kicking Colt (Grigson. 1955), are comments on the plant's explosive method of seed ejection.

Orchis mascula > EARLY PURPLE ORCHID

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Naturally Cure Your Headaches

Naturally Cure Your Headaches

Are Headaches Taking Your Life Hostage and Preventing You From Living to Your Fullest Potential? Are you tired of being given the run around by doctors who tell you that your headaches or migraines are psychological or that they have no cause that can be treated? Are you sick of calling in sick because you woke up with a headache so bad that you can barely think or see straight?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment