Name: Impatiens capensis
Common Name: Jewelweed
Other Common Names: Orange Touch-Me-Not, Jewel Weed, Jewel Weed -
Indiana, Oranje Springzaad, Spotted Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not,
Touch-Me-Not, Wild Touch-me-not, Wild-Touch-Me-No.
Plant Type: Annual
Where To Plant: Full Shade
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US
Zone map): 2-9
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 25
Notes: Helps relieves symptoms of poison ivy, burns, cuts, insect bites,
sores, and warts. Seed taste like Butternut.
Order and sow in the Fall and Winter.
IMPATIENS CAPENSIS. North American woodland annual with distinctive
orange-yellow pendant-like flowers. The juice or freshly crushed leaves are very
effective for the treatment for poison ivy. When applied liberally to affected
skin, jewelweed goes to work almost immediately to soothe and help to reduce the
itchy rash caused by poison ivy’s irritant oils. The juice can be added to soap
recipes to make very effective poison ivy-fighting soaps. Jewelweed often grows
in the same area as poison ivy but why not grow a patch of jewelweed just to be
sure? Prefers moist, shady locations with rich soil. Seeds require cold to
germinate; best sown outdoors in autumn to come up in the spring. It reseeds
itself, becoming more or less permanent over the years. Height: 1 m (3-4 ft.).
Please order only in the Fall!
Needs to only be sown in FALL or Winter (October, November, & December).
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.