Balloon flower has many health benefits such as boost the immune system, prevent certain types of cancer, eliminate parasites, reduce pain, treat respiratory ailments, soothe the digestive tract and reduce the severity of allergic reactions. The name may sound funny but it has unique shape. It is easily found in the East Asia. It has purple – blue petals. It is used in many parts of the world. The roots of the balloon flower are used in dried forms. They can be crushed in powder form which is used for supplements. Also it can be used in salads in other foods which are cooked in the East. There is not known side effect of the balloon flower. But like any other herb this can cause you side effects if you consume it in large amounts. You should use small amount of balloon flower when you consume it at first. Also you should not take this remedy without talking with your doctor. Here are some health benefits of the balloon flower:
Pain relief: If you have general inflammation or pain, then this herb is one of the most used herbs. This is possible because it has analgesic qualities. If you have inflammation or injury which are caused from surgery or injury, then this is the perfect remedy for you. Also if you suffer from arthritis, gout and other types of inflammatory condition, you can use balloon flower as your natural remedy. This kind of flower has many properties which can help you to get a relief from the external and internal pain.
Liver parasites: Humans are usually affected by the liver flukes. This kind of herb has many properties which can help you in the protection against different types of parasites. Here we also include the parasites which live in our liver. When we consume the balloon flower, then we can boost our metabolism which means that we can have better health.
Immune system booster: The balloon flower is rich with antioxidants that can help us to improve the function of our immune system. When we use this kind of flower, then we are decreasing the chances of getting influenza or common cold.
Heart health: It has ability to decrease the bad cholesterol and also it can increase the levels of the good cholesterol. This means that you will have decreased chances of getting atherosclerosis. When you have decreased chances of getting atherosclerosis, then this leads to small chances of getting strokes and heart attacks which are serious diseases.
Anti – allergic potential: When you consume balloon flower root, then you are decreasing your chances of getting allergic reactions. If you had severe allergic reactions in your past, then you will have decreased chances of getting allergies. When your body is encountering with some substances, then it is releasing the histamines. When you consume balloon flower, then this herb is inhibiting these substances. This is one of the best home remedies which people with seasonal allergies should use.
Stomach concerns: If you suffer from dysentery, upset stomach, ulcers or other types of gastrointestinal diseases, then you should use the balloon flower as your natural treatment. It will give relief from the pain and discomfort that you are feeling from the mentioned diseases. In the root of the balloon flower there are properties which can make us feel better if we suffer from some kinds of stomach diseases. Also this herb can help you to have normal digestion. If you suffer from hemorrhoids, then you can also use balloon flower in your diet because it can help you to feel relief from it.
Respiratory relief: One of the best properties of this herb is that it can give you a relief from respiratory diseases. This root has expectorant properties which can help you to ease the congestion because these properties will break the mucus and phlegm. Also it can help you to get a relief from cold in a very short period. It will help you to eliminate the bacteria and pathogens which can be a reason for this disease. Also this herb (balloon flower) has anti – inflammatory properties which can prevent the chest conditions such as bronchitis and also it can help you to soothe the sore throat.