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Volume : 6 Issue :3 Month : March (2018)
Page Numbers : 371-376

Review Of Ethnobotanical, Phytochemical And Pharmacological Profile Of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn.

Amit S. Sharma, Satish A. Bhalerao*
Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. belonging to family Sapindaceae is an herbaceous plant, extensively dispersed in tropical and subtropical areas of world. Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn. is commonly known as Balloon vine. It is used for cough, hyperthermia, rheumatism, lumbago, nervous illnesses and amenorrhea. This plant is used in Ayurveda and folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, lumbago, earache and fever. The presence of flavones, aglycones, triterpenoids, glycosides, variety of fatty acids and volatile esters are confirmed by phytochemical screening. The plant possesses activities like antioxidant, antifungal, antiparasitic, antidiarrheal, anxiolytic, rubifacient, antipyretic and management of painful, arthritic inflammatory conditions. Therefore, the present reviews paper an attempt to compile an up to date and comprehensive review of Cardiospermum halicacabum Linn.that covers its Ethnobotanical, phytochemical, pharmacological data.
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