Balloon Vine is a woody perennial vine distributed almost globally in the tropics. It is a fast growing vine up to 10 feet. Leaves are trifoliate, up to 4 inches long, with highly lobed leaflets. The plant climb with tendrils and needs some form of support. The small white flowers bloom from summer through fall, flowers are not very showy. The fruit is more interesting, from which the plant gets its common name. It is a brown, thin-shelled, inflated angled capsule up to 3 cm across, containing 3 black seeds each, with a white heart-shaped scar.
Good for Eczema and Scabies.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Cardiospermum Halicacabum||Balloon Vine||कानफूटा / Kanphuta||ജ്യോതിഷ്മതി / Jyotishmati|