Review Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 8, August, 2017

A phyto-pharmacological overview on Jewel Weed

Khyati Narendrakumar Shah Preeti Verma Bhanubhai Suhagia   

Open Access   

Published:  Aug 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.70834

Jewel weed is a common name of Impatiens balsamina Linn. (Family, Balsaminaceae). It is often grown as garden plant due to its attractive foliage and flowers. It is traditionally used as diuretic, emetic, laxative, demulcent and tonic. It is reported to possess beneficial effects in lumbago, intercostal neuralgia and in burns. Studies have revealed presence of various phytoconstituents like flavanoids, triterpenoids, glycosides, fatty acids and alkaloids. The present review is an attempt to summarize traditional values, pharmacognostical and phytopharmacological reports of Jewel weed.

Keyword:     Jewel weed Impatiens balsamina Balsaminaceae Garden plant phytochemical constituents.


Shah KN, Verma P, Suhagia B. A phyto-pharmacological overview on Jewel Weed. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (08): 246-252.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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