Cardiospermum halicacabum L. 

Family : Sapindaceae

Local name : Kopal phuta (As.)

Annual or perennial pubescent climbing herb; stems and branches ribbed; leaves bipinnate, upper ones often 3-foliate; leaflets deeply cut, acuminate, glabrous; flowers small, yellowish-white in terminating long stiff slender axillary peduncle; fruits pyriform, winged; seeds globose, smooth, blackish.

Distribution :    Commonly climbing over bushes and also occurring in agricultural fields.

Uses : Fruits used in blood dysentery.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam