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Cardiospermum halicacabum

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The plant is a perennial climber with dentate leaflets and small white flowers. Fruits are covered with a bladder and the seeds are globose. It is well known for its huge curative properties. The plant extract has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties ( Ref ). The specific effect of Cardiospermum in male infertility has been evaluated ( Ref: ) It is used in treating stomach pain, earaches and in relieving swellings ( Ref: The juice is also used in curing minor wounds. The effect in managing obesity has also been evaluated.( Ref The herb is the main ingredient in several hair oil preparations to reduce dandruff and for darkening the hair. The herb also has laxative properties.

Useful plant parts: Whole plant

Medicinal uses:
Stomach pain, Joint pain, Hair loss, inflammation, fever, post-delivery care, infertility, obesity

Medicinal Properties:
Anti-Fungal, Anti-viral, Anti diabetic and anti- diarrhea..

Cardiospermum halicacabum is used as an ingredient in the following popular Ayurveda medicines
Neelibhringadi Kera tailam
Chukkumthippaliyadi Gulika
Arukaladi Thailam

Text and Images: Dr Rajesh Nair, CEO, Ayurvedaforall


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