Cissus Quadrangularis also known as Devil’s Backbone is one powerful plant found throughout the hottest places in India. It is used to treat many health disorders in Ayurveda. Cissus quadrangularis benefits are well understood throughout the world in recent times and becoming popular as a dietary supplement.
Cissus quadrangularis is used traditionally in Ayurveda and proven to be effective in:
- Healing fracture
- Healing ligaments & tendons
- Increase bone density
Cissus Quadrangularis benefits as sports supplement:
Cissus Quadrangularis when taken orally stimulates the bone metabolism and increase the uptake of the minerals calcium, phosphorus & sulfur. It is also rich in phytoestrogenic steroids. These properties of the herb helps increase bone mineral density and accelerates healing fracture, injured ligaments & tendons. Cissus Quadrangularis also helps in muscle recovery & weight management.
The roots of the plant is used to treat anorexia, dyspepsia, colic, flatulence, skin diseases, leprosy, hemorrhage, epilepsy, convulsion, haemoptysis, tumors, chronic ulcers & swellings.
The stem is used in treating gastritis constipation, eye diseases, piles and anemia.
The methanol extract of cissus quadrangularis can be used as an antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic & anti-inflammatory medicine.
Other notable benefits include management of weight loss, metabolic syndrome & cardio vascular health. The stem extract also poses diuretic properties.
Effect of Cissus Quadrangularis in weight loss:
Though the benefits of cissus quadrangularis are plentiful, the effect of the plant in weight management and its diuretic properties are not much experimented. It may be a theoretical conclusion that by taking Cissus Quadrangularis as a dietary supplement the excess water in the body will be removed resulting in a weight loss.
Cost of Cissus Quadrangularis supplements:
The average cost of Cissus Quadrangularis is Rs.100/- for 60 capsules of 250mg each. Imported brands cost approximately 25 USD for 60 capsules of 1000mg each. There is no point in importing this supplement as the plant itself is highly abundant in India and costs significantly cheaper.
Cissus Quadrangularis supplement is popularly known as Hadjod in India.
General info of Cissus Quadrangularis:
Botanical Name: Cissus Quadrangularis
English Names: Edible stemmed wine, Bonesetter, Adamant creeper
Indian / Sanskrit names: Asthisamhari, Asthishrinkhala, Asthisamhara, Asthisamyojaka, Vajrangi, Vajravalli, Kandavalli,
Other regional names:
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjora, Hadsankari, Hadsarihari, Kandvel
Gujarati: Hadsankal, Hadsand, Chodhari
Tamil: Pirantai, Vajjravalli
Telugu: Nalleru, Nulleratiga, Vajravalli
Urdu: Hrajora, Hadsankal
Bengali: Har, Harbhanga, Hasjora, Horjora
Malayalam: Peranta, Cannalamparanta