The Tamil system of medicine has incorporated Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha system to treat a number of everyday problems with natural herbs and minimal side effects.One such herb is the Mudakathan keerai. The botanical name is Cardiospermum halicacabum, but it is commonly known as the balloon vine
Mudakathan keerai or leaves has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It gives noticeable relief in patients of arthritis, joint pain and even gout patients. The oil made out of this herb can be used externally. The powder obtained from the leaves is mixed in popular south Indian dishes and is used for internal consumption. A combination of the two gives faster results. It’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and nervous breakdown.