Mudakathan podi has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Its botanical name is Cardiospermum Halicacabum. Although mudakathan has a slight bitterness, it can’t taste like bitter when you have it as soup. Mudakathan has medicinal properties and health benefits. It is also used for hair growth and helps treat joint pain.
If you are suffering from a cold, headache, and fever, consuming a warm mudakathan podi soup will help reduce the fever and pain. Mudakathan powder can be mixed in the dosa batter or along with spices when preparing rasam. It’s best to store them in the refrigerator.