Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ceylon Balsam (Impatiens repens)

English: Ceylon Balsam/Ceylon Jewelweed/Yellow Balsam
Binomial Name: Impatiens repens
Sinhala: ගල්දෙමට [Gal Demata]

Impatiens repens is a rare and endemic creeping herb grows in wet-zone rain forests of Sri Lanka. Grows well in shaded and moist places. Now this plant can be seen cultivated in gardens as an ornamental plant. Parts of this plant are used in Sri Lankan traditional medicine for treating epilepsy.

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