Balloon Vine

The Scientific name of Balloon Vine: Cardiospermum Helicacabum Linn.

Name of Balloon Vine in different languages:

English: Heartseed vine, Love in a puff

Sanscrit: Indravalli, Chakralatha (ഇന്ദ്രവല്ലി, ചക്രലത),  Karnasphota

Hindi: Kanphuti, Kapalaphoti

Malayalam: Uzhinja-ഉഴിഞ്ഞ, Valliyuzhinja-വള്ളിഉഴിഞ്ഞ.

Plant Description:

love in a puff or balloon Vine is a perennial climbing, herbaceous vine,  found as a weed in the roadsides and rivers banks, and plane land ares, it is fast growing and climb with the support of tendrils, up to 10 feet, leaves are yellowish green , lobed and sized 4 inch length, flowers are white and small. The fruit is brown, 3-angled capsule up to 3 cm across, containing 3 black seeds inside.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lobed Margin-Serrated Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Stomach pain, hip pain, hair falling, inflammation, fever, post delivery care, diarrhea.

Medicinal Properties:

Anti-Fungal, Anti-viral, Anti diabetic and anti- diarrhea..

How to prepare medicines:  

One of Dasapushpam family

Balloon vine is used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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