Balloon plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum) is a plant belonging to the family Sapindaceae. It is also known as the “balloon vine” or “love in a puff”, it is a climbing plant widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, India and South America.It is often found as a weed along roads and rivers.
The species name of “Cardiospermum” comes from the small-sized, black-brown coloured seed, which have a white heart-shaped spot.
Balloon plant seeds/Tukhm-e-Qilqil (تخم قلقل) have lots of health benefits. They are good for treating
- Arthritis and other painful conditions of the body.
- Constipation and abdominal discomfort.
- Can be used as a hair tonic and cure for dandruff.
- Nervous diseases used in the treatment of itchy skin
- Skin problems with itching, redness, hives, or rashes, first-degree burns, infectious or allergic dermatitis, eczema or rheumatic diseases.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.