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Balloon Vine / Mudakathan / Buddakakara / Kanphuti / Katabhi / Agniballi Powder

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Balloon Vine / Mudakathan / Buddakakara / Kanphuti Powder

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan / Buddakakara / Kanphuti / Katabhi / Agniballi Powder

Known As 

Hindi  -  Kanphuti, Kanphata , Erumballi, Bari Chirmi, Kapalphoti Tamil  -  Mudakathan Powder   Telugu  -  Nellagoolisienda, Budda Kakara, Buddakakara, Budda Boosara, Buddakankarakoo, Budduva, Ekkudutige, Jyotishmatitige, Kaasarithige, Kasaritige, Nnalla Goolesenda,Vekkuditege  Kannada - Buddakakara, Agniballi, Bekkina Budde Gida, Bekkinatoddinaballi, Erumballi, Kakaralata, Mincuballi   Malayalam  -  Katabhi, Paluruvam,   Jyotishmati, Palloolavum Sanskrit - Jyotishmati, Modikkotan, Kakatikta,  Karnasphota, Satakratulata  Common English Names  -  Balloon Vine Powder  Botanical Name  -   Cardiospermum halicacabum


Balloon Vine Powder (Mudakathan Powder)



This package has 100% pure and organic Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder with out any chemicals or preservatives.





About Balloon Vine / Mudakathan:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan , also called Heart-pea, or Heart-seed, (species Cardiospermum halicacabum), woody perennial vine in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) that is native to subtropical and tropical America. It is naturalized and cultivated widely as an ornamental for its white flowers and its nearly globular inflated fruits, which are about 2.5 cm (1 inch) across. The seeds are black with a heart-shaped white spot. The vine can reach an extension of 3 m (10 feet) as a perennial but is usually grown from seed as an annual.

A Balloon Vine / Mudakathan with stems that are usually covered with stiff hairs when they are young. Its leaves are compound, with leaflets arranged in three groups of three, and often have a tendril in their forks. The leaflets  have coarsely toothed margins. Its small white flowers are borne in clusters at the end of stalks that have two small curved tendrils near their tips. Its very distinctive large, balloon-shaped have three compartments, each containing a single hard seed. Considered to be native to the tropical regions of the Americas and Africa (i.e. pan-tropical). It may have originated in tropical South America (i.e. in Brazil and north-eastern Argentina) and may have been an early introduction into Africa.

This species is widely distributed in the coastal and sub-coastal regions of eastern Australia. It is very common in south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales. Scattered throughout the coastal areas of central and northern Queensland and central and southern New South Wales. Also recorded in south-western Western Australia (i.e. near Perth). Also naturalised in the Canary Islands, Micronesia and Hawaii (possibly also in Africa). This Balloon Vine / Mudakathan is most commonly found growing over the vegetation lining creeks and rivers. It is also a weed of forests and forest margins, urban bushland, open woodlands, roadsides, fence-lines, disturbed sites, waste areas and neglected gardens in tropical, sub-tropical and warmer temperate regions.A long-lived (i.e. perennial) Balloon Vine / Mudakathan that has the ability to cover trees (i.e. grows up to 8 m or more in height).


Amazing Health Benefits of Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder :


  • Anti Ulcer Properties:

Another important property of is it’s anti ulcer properties. Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder extract got by boiling the leaves in water has a mild anti ulcer properties and people who suffer from acidity will greatly benefit including mudakathan keerai in your diet.


  • Anti Diarrheal Properties:

The water extract of Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder has antidiarrhoeal activity and has been traditionally used for it in certain places in India. This has been proven through research and this is because of the presence of tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, sterols, triterpenes and saponins present in Mudakathan keerai.


  • Improve Fertility:

Another interesting property of Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder is it’s ability to increase sperm motility and sperm count. Just having mudakathan keerai regularly for 30 days increases sperm count significantly and there was increase in serum testosterone level too.


  • Cure Joint Inflammation:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder has been used for treating arthritis in our place and this traditional use has been backed by research. We usually give mudakathan keerai  to patients suffering from arthritis regularly and it greatly helps reduce the inflammation and pain.


  • Mosquito Repellent:

Another interesting use of Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder is it’s ability to repel mosquitoes when applied externally on the skin.The ethanol leaf extract was used and it repelled mosquito bites very effectively.


  • Anti Inflammatory Properties:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder has amazing antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. The flavonols, glycosides and phenols present in mudakathan keerai is responsible for it’s anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also has analgesic properties (pain relieving properties) which makes it very effective for reducing all kinds of inflammations.


  • Anti Bacterial Properties:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder has powerful anti bacterial properties and all parts of the plant has anti bacterial properties and they are effective against five strains of bacteria (Salmonella, Staphylococcus Aureus, Aeromonas, E.coli and Pseudomonas).


  • Anti Fungal Properties:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder also have powerful anti fungal properties. The two chemical compounds that were responsible for the most anti fungal activity of mudakathan keerai are luteolin and rutin.


  • Cure Fever:

Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder has fever reducing properties too. It is also one of the best remedies for reducing malaria fever. If you are suffering from fever, cold and headache, it will greatly help reduce the fever and pain.


How to use Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder :


For Knee Pain:

Add 2 teaspoonful with 500 ml of water and boil it.Add Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder  and salt to taste.One of the notable benefits is of treating join pains well and wise.


For General use:

5 Grams of Balloon Vine / Mudakathan Powder can be mixed with hot water and drink it twice a day. 



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