Cardiospermum halicacabum, known as the balloon plant or love in a puff, is a climbing plant widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia. Often found as a weed along roads and rivers, it has been examined for antidiarrhoeal as well as homoeopathic medicinal properties.
In New Zealand it is listed on the National Pest Plant Accord which identifies pest plants that are prohibited from sale, and commercial propagation and distribution.
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- Committee for veterinary medicinal products (2000). "Summary Report on "Cardiospermum halicacabum"". EMEA/MRL/664/99-FINAL (August 1999). The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (Veterinary Medicines Evaluation Unit). Retrieved 2010-04-25..
- Rao, N Venkat; Chandra Prakash, K; Shanta Kumar, SM (2006), "Pharmacological investigation of Cardiospermum halicacabum (Linn) in different animal models of diarrhoea", Indian Journal of Pharmacology 38 (5): 346–349, doi:10.4103/0253-7613.27703, retrieved 2010-04-25
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