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Cardiospermum halicacabum - Karṇasphoṭā
Karṇasphoṭā consists of the root of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. (Fam. Sapindaceae), commonly found as a weed throughout India, ascending upto 1200 m. in the North Western Himalayas.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The leaves contain beta-sitosterol and its D-glucoside, an alkaloid, oxalic acid and amino acids. The presence of a saponin and quebrachitol is reported in the plant.
|Tamil||Modikkottan, Mudakkarutana(Siddha), Mudukkottan|
|English||Ballon Vine, Heart's Pea|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Rūkṣa, Tīkṣṇa, Lagu
Vātahara, Kaphamaka, Rasāyana, Keṣya, Medhya, Vāmaka, Mūtrala, Virecaka, Viḍaghna
|Biternate||Oblong||Leaf are essentially 3-foliolate with each part divided again into 3 leaflets|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||white with a yellowish centre||Flowering throughout the year and In terminal and/or axillary pseudoracemes|
|Inflated capsule||2 cm long||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Can be grown from seeds, in regular potting soil.