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Balsam Weed Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Balsam Weed
Glycemic Index / Load
Balsam Weed, Garden Balsam
Botanical Name
Impatiens Balsamina
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Tou Gu Cao

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Balsam Weed Cures


Action of Balsam Weed

Nutrients in Balsam Weed

Taste of
Balsam Weed

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Root , Stem, Flower, Seed

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Balsam Weed

Avoid use during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.
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Balsam Weed is a plant.
It is an annual plant.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 75 Cm.
Best used for Skin Problems and Inflammation.

In TCM :
Balsam Weed : Tou Gu Cao
Balsam Weed Seed : Ji Xing Zi
Meridians associated : Liver, Kidney and Spleen


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Materia Medica for Balsam Weed

Single Herb

Balsam Weed for Burns

Tie flowers of Balsam Weed over Burns.

Balsam Weed for Snake Bite

Apply juice of leaves or flowers of Balsam Weed on the bite of snake.

Balsam Weed for Warts

Crush leaves of Balsam Weed to obtain juice. Apply it over Warts.

Balsam Weed for Labour Pain

Grind seeds of Balsam Weed to make powder. Give 2 g of the powder to the pregnant women during labour pain. It give strength to the female during delivery.

Balsam Weed as Tonic

Boil few flowers of Balsam Weed. Filter. Take 2 tsp daily.

Balsam Weed for Joint Pain

Apply crushed flowers of Balsam Weed over painful Joints.

Balsam Weed for Anuria

Make a decoction with flowers of Balsam Weed. Drink 20 ml of it twice a day.
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