Hindi: Kanphata, Kanphuti, Kapalphodi
Assamese: kapal phuta
Malayalam: Jyotishmati, katabhi
Telugu: buddakakara, ekkudutige, jyotishmatitige, kasaritige
Kannada: agniballi, bekkinatoddinaballi, erumballi, kakaralata
Sanskrit: Bunu-uchchhe, Indravalli, Jyotishmati
Nepali: Jyotismati Kapal Fodi, Kesh Laharaa
Marathi: kanphuti, shibjal, kakumardanika
Tamil: kottavan, modikkottan, mudakattan
Fat. 0.6 g
Each and every part of the plants like leaves, vegetable, flowers, vine, and roots are helpful in preparing herbal medicines. The properties of this vine are laxative, stimulates appetite, heals swelling, and strengthern body. People who are suffering from cough for a longtime can be cured by drinking the concotion prepared with leaves and roots. It is also a best medicine for Vadha and piles.
Add the mudakkathan keerai with rasam and drink it thrice a week for cure of gasteric trouble and other related diseases.
Grind the leaves of balloon vine and take 5g of this paste daily in the morning to get rid of dryness, itching and other complicated skin problems.
Add jaggery with ghee sorted leaves and eat it. This is the best remedy for eye problems, pain in eyes and eye related diseases.
It reduces the heavy blood flow during periods by taking one tsp of this leaves juice. To increase the memory power, Doctors recommend to chew the seeds of mudakkathan plant.
Relives ear ache, hand, leg and back pain
Two to three drops of shallow fried leaves juice is poured in to the ears to get rid of ear pain and ear puss.
Mudakkathan keerai is well established medicine for back pain, nerves weakness, constipation, swelling etc.
joint pain, body pain and muscle cramps
Boil the leaves in a castor oil and stir fry it. Eat this dish to reduce body pain and muscle cramps. Filter the oil and apply it on the paining body parts to get quick recovery.
Benefits to preganent ladies
For normal delivery, Take the juice of the leaves and apply it on the abdomen or tie it. This aids in normal delivery. Wash off the juice with hot water after labor pain.
For swelling, soak the vine in a milk and apply it on the affected area. It reduces the swelling and cures faster.