The medicinal use of Impatiens glandulifera (Poor Man’s Orchid, Policeman’s Helmet, Purple Jewelweed.) locally known as Touch Me Not.


Impatiens glandulifera is a medicinal plant belonging to Balsaminaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Touch Me Not among other names. it is also commonly referred as Poor Man’s Orchid, Policeman’s Helmet, Purple Jewelweed..

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the sap

The plant is used for the treatment of topical application on poison ivy rash
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

April 20, 2015 |

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