A Real Jewel

August 28, 2013

Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis, also known as Spotted Touch-me-not is a beautiful late summer flower. It is an important nectar plant for hummingbirds. The leaves and the juice from the stems can relieve the sting from Poison Ivy or Stinging Nettle. Poultices and salves made from Jewelweed are a folk remedy for bruises, burns, cuts, eczema, insect bites, sores, sprains and warts. The dry seeds will "pop" when touched giving it the common name of Touch-me-not.

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