Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

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Credit: COLIN CUTHBERT/DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Touch-me-not leaves (Impatiens capensis). This herb is used to treat dermatological conditions, particularly as an antidote to the skin irritation caused by poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans). It is also used to dress burns and internally as a febrifuge (reduces fever) and gastrointestinal aid. Photographed at the Dilston Physic Garden, Northumberland, UK.

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