balloon flower

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A perennial herb with saponins, the root of which is a bronchodilator and expectorant; it is used for abdominal pain, bronchitis, chest pain, colds, cough, diarrhea, oral abscesses, RTIs, sore throat, tonsillitis. Per the WHO, there are no current uses supported by valid data

balloon flower,

n Latin name:
Platycodon grandiflorum; part used: roots; uses: cough aid, antiinflammatory, expectorant, infections of the upper respiratory area; precautions: none known.
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Send your order to: The People Balloon Flower Offer, PO Box 64, South West District Office, Manchester M16 9HY.
The strangest balloon I have made was probably a four-man pirate ship for the In the Pink Walk earlier this year and balloon flowers are also popular for people in hospital now that fresh flowers aren't allowed on the wards.
Balloon flowers (Chinese Bellflower) fascinate young and old by the bouncy and bright balloon-shaped flower buds that open to reveal broadly bell-shaped flowers.
He added: I don't know what will happen at court but if it's a female judge I'll offer to make balloon flowers for her.