This is a truly wonderful plant that we grow and propagate as well (offering cuttings soon) as give often to clients suffering from a number of issues. It is very gentle and safe with a variety of uses that are all great benefit by its regular use.
Cissus quadrangularis (also called Hadjod and Asthisamharaka) is an ayurvedic herb used for strengthening bones and joints and promoting bone growth. It increases bone mineral density and enhances the rate of fracture healing. In addition to its uses in bone and joint disorders, it also used to treat loss of appetite, indigestion, hemorrhoid, intestinal worms, gout, internal bleeding, and leucorrhea. It also has aphrodisiac action due to which it is also used to improve men’s stamina, vigor, and strength.
Sanskrit Name of Cissus Quadrangularis is Asthisamharaka, which means for “bone setter”. In Ayurveda, the fresh juice of Cissus Quadrangularis plant in a dosage of 20 ml twice daily is used to accelerate fracture healing rate and restoring the bone mass in several diseases including low bone mineral density and osteoporosis. The external application of a paste prepared from Hadjod Powder and warm water is also used for same purposes.
Cissus Quadrangularis has following medicinal properties:
Accelerate the rate of fracture healing
Strengthen bones and joints
Restore bone mass
Anodyne – pain relieving
Anabolic supplement (mainly for bones)
Hemostatic (styptic) – Check bleeding
Anti-hemorrhoid – mainly beneficial in bleeding piles
Anthelmintic or vermifuge
In high dosage, Cissus Quadrangularis extract also shows sedative and muscle relaxing effects.
Low bone mineral density
Joint pains in athletes due to exercises
Rickets in children (along with Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation) – helps to strengthen the bones and promote bone growth
Weight Loss (Obesity) – mainly beneficial for reducing abdominal adiposity, central obesity, accumulation of fat around pelvis, belly, buttocks, and upper thighs
Hemorrhoid – mainly bleeding piles
Pyorrhea & Gingivitis (gargling with Fresh Hadjod Juice)*
*All the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.