Chinese Balsam Seed

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Chinese Balsam Seed

Lovely ornamental with medicinal qualities used like Jewelweed. From tropical Asia. (Impatiens balsamina)

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Lovely and highly ornamental. An old-fashioned medicinal and ornamental variety from the tropical mountains of Asia, in cultivation since the 1500's. The 2-½ foot tall plants produce vividly colored flowers close to the succulent stems. Colors range from pale pink, deep coral, lavender, fuchsia. Though a Chinese medicinal herb it, is much more widely used as an ornamental. Medicinal: When crushed, the plant releases a mucilage that may be used like Jewelweed for treating poison ivy.

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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