Balsam Camelia( Impatiens balsamina)
The Balsam Camelia is an annual plant that grows to a height of 20- 75 cm. It has very thick and soft stems with its leaves arranged spirally. This plant is commonly found in cold moist areas with well drained soils. They are native to Eastern and Southern Asia most commonly in Japan, China Korea and Indonesia. Traditionally, Balsam camellia has been used as a medicine. It is however still popular due to the numerous health benefits it has on health. If looking for natural remedies to these conditions then you have all the reasons to get a balsam camellia.
- Treatment of bacterial infections
There are several types of bacterial and fungal infections that affect human beings daily. With the advanced technology in medicine there are several pharmacological drugs that are active against these organisms. However some of these drugs have severe side effects. If you are looking to go natural then the extract from the flowers of the Camellia would offer you a good remedy in treating a number of fungal and bacterial infections.
- Joint pain management
Arthritis is the commonest cause of pain on the large joints especially in the elderly. However, there are also several causes. If suffering from chronic joint pains, consider using natural methods since prolonged use of NSAIDS and other pain relieving drugs could also lead to a number of health complications. The Balsam Camellia helps in offering fast relief when it comes to joint and muscle pains.
- Used as an expectorant
Millions of people across the globe suffer from flus and colds every day. As much as these diseases are self-limiting, they create a lot of nasal and chest congestion hindering normal respiration. If you are passionate about herbal medicine then the balsam camellia would be an ultimate solution in treating and improving respiration. This is attributed the expectorant activity its seeds have.
- Initial treatment of snake bites
Snakes are among the most feared creeping creatures and this is due to the high poison levels in their venom. There are several species of snakes and that have different adaptions and some are never poisonous. In an event of a snake bite, the juice from the flowers of the balsam camellia can be used to neutralize the snake venom. However it is advisable to carry the patient to the hospital for further treatment as early as possible even after using the balsam camellia.
- To provide strength during labor
Labor is one of the last stages in pregnancy, and there is no doubt that it is always herculean. It involves a lot of pain and energy to finally expel the baby. If looking for more energy to effectively bear down then the powdered seeds of the balsam camellia would help you with this.
- Treatment of burns
The juice or the powder from the balsam can be applied topically three to four times daily to help in preventing infections, pain and encouraging faster healing in burn wounds.
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