Malluca (Physalis angulata) - Asthma, Mycobacteria, Cancer.
Summarized Description: Malluca or "Balloon Cherry," is a close relative of what here in Ecuador we call "Uvilla" (Goldenberry / "Physalis peruviana"). They look very similar, especially the calyx and fruit, but they have very different medicinal properties. Like "uvilla," Malluca is an herbaceous annual, which likes plenty of sun, but can grow on marginal soil. Unlike Goldenberry, it prefers lower elevations with higher temperatures, which is why it thrives in the tropics.
Uses & Protocols: Throughout indigenous parts of South America, Mullaca is used to treat asthma, bacterial and viral infections, dermatoses, fever, hepatosis, nausea, nephrosis, and inflammation. Dosage: two capsules, two times a day.
Warnings & Contraindications: Taylor notes that Mullaca those taking heart medications, blood thinners, or those with other heart problems or low blood pressure, should use this plant without direction from a qualified health care practitioner.