Botanical name : Impatiens chinensis Linn.
Family : Balsaminaceae
Rasa : Kashaya
Guna : Guru, Snigdha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wild balsam
Hindi : Ban gulmendi
Malayalam : Kasitumba, Cherutumba
Distribution – In wet forests of Western Ghats, also grows naturally in wet wastelands throughout India.
Small succulent annual herb grows usually during the rainy season. Leaves simple, opposite, ovate-lanceolate, serrate, and pubescent. Flowers rose colored, axillary, solitary or in pairs. Fruits pale green dehiscent capsules, containing small globose black seeds.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, inflammation, burns and scalds, gonorrhea, bacterial infections, asthma, cough and bronchitis.
Useful part : Whole plant.