garden balsam
Impatiens balsamina, commonly known as balsam, garden balsam, rose balsam, touch-me-not or spotted snapweed, is a species of plant native to India and Myanmar.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.

== Human use ==
Different parts of the plant are used as traditional remedies for disease and skin afflictions. Juice from the leaves is used to treat warts and snakebite, and the flower is applied to burns. This species has been used as indigenous traditional medicine in Asia for rheumatism, fractures, and other ailments. In Korean folk medicine, this impatiens species is used as a medicine called bongseonhwa dae (봉선화대) for the treatment of constipation and gastritis. Chinese people used the plant to treat those bitten by snakes or who ingested poisonous fish. Juice from the stalk, pulverised dried stalks, and pastes from the flowers were also used to treat a variety of ailments.

Let’s share with you a blind Chinese medicine-impatient.

Acute patients are rarely used traditional Chinese medicines. First published “Saving Famine Materia Medica”. “Compendium of Materia Medica” is included in the category of Impatiens, the poisonous weeds of the grass.
The alias of impatient: impatiens, henna.
The source of jitters: It is the dried mature seeds of the annual herb of Impatiens family Impatiens balsamina.
The place of origin of impatient: It is cultivated everywhere and is an ornamental plant.
Character identification of impatients: Seeds are oblate or ovoid, with a diameter of 1.5 to 3 mm. The outer surface is brown, and there are many small brown bumps and a few white short hairs on the surface under the enlarged lens. Scrape off the epidermis to reveal luster. The hilum is at the narrow end of the seed, slightly protruding. The seed coat is thin and hard, and the off-white translucent seed kernel can be seen when peeled off. There are two cotyledons, which are hypertrophy and hard, and are slightly oily when rubbed. Smell and bitter.
Purple-brown, full and pure ones are preferred.
The main ingredients of acute child: containing fatty oil, r-spinsterol, estrogen alcohol and so on.
Efficacy and role of jitter: softening and removing blood stasis, promoting uterine contraction.
Attachment: According to reports, the contraceptive effect of mice taking orally with Phoenix Fairy is 100%, which may be related to the effect of inhibiting ovulation and causing ovarian atrophy.
The preparation of impatient: for life.
Quick taste: bitter and warm. There is little poison.
Return to the meridian of the impatient: Entering the liver and spleen meridians.
Functions of jitters: lowering qi and promoting blood stasis, cartilaginous.
Indications: Amenorrhea, dystocia, bone in the throat, or chest obstruction syndrome.
Clinical application: In the past, it was mostly used in obstetrics and gynecology. In recent years, it has been tried to treat filariasis and cancer.
1. It is used by folks to induce birth, and whichever has the effect of promoting uterine contraction, can be used to grind the powder with phoenix fairy, orally take 0.9~1.5g, and take it with warm water.
2. Treating filariasis lymphangitis (flowing fire), with dragon clothing (ie snake sloughing), etc., Fang Rulong Ji San, after taking it can prevent the onset of filariasis lymphangitis, but can not improve the elephantiasis swollen body According to the evidence, some areas have made tablets (Longji tablets) for promotion and application. The preliminary observation results are good, with few side effects, and occasional abdominal distension and dizziness.
3. Trial to treat cancer, mostly used to treat gastrointestinal cancer, it has the effect of detoxification and dissipating lumps. You can use 30-90g of phoenix balsam, 30g of shijianchuan, 30-60g of half-branched lotus, and 5-10 pieces of red dates. Tiepo Zihu Decoction can be used to treat bowel cancer. Some people use this product with leeches, centipedes, toads, geckos, oldenlandia diffusa, etc. to make tablets for general cancer. However, the effect needs to be further observed (animal experiments have failed to confirm the anti-cancer effect of acute child).
Dosage: 0.9~3g. 15~60g should be used as a decoction for cancer treatment.
Prescription example: 1. Long Ji San: Long Yi (snake slough) 3g, impatient 1.5g, centipede 1.2g, atractylodes 1.2g, grind into fine powder, take it with warm water, 1 dose per day, 15 days for A course of treatment.
2. Longji tablets (prepared medicine): containing Longyi, impatient, or add centipede and atractylodes, take 10 tablets a day for 30 days.
Note: The above-ground stems and leaves of this product are used in East China as Tougucao, and Beijing is called Impatiens Toucao. For the description of its properties, see Tougucao.
Li Shizhen: The odor of impatiens root and leaves is bitter, sweet and pungent. He is a traditional Chinese medicine physician and has a small poison. He treats chicken and fish bones.

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