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Cissus quadrangularis Linn.
  • Family : Vitaceae
  • English: Bone setter
  • Hindi : Hadjod, Hadjora
  • Gujarati : Hadsankal, Kandvel
  • Sanskrit : Asthishrinkhala, Asthisanghat

  • Part used : Stem

Botanical Description:  A tendril climber with stout fleshy jointed quadrangular stems, tendrils simple, long, slender, and leaf opposed in addition to the normal roots, some aerial roots arising from the jointed nodes grow downwards and strike the soil ; leaves simple, broadly reniform, entire or toothed, rounded, truncate, or cuneate at the base, flowers small, greenish in shortly peduncled cymes, petals 4, hooded at the apex, fruits ovoid, or globose, red berries, seeds ellipsoidal. Flowering and fruiting from July to November.

It is found throughout the hotter parts of India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa, Sara
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Madhura
  • Karma : Dipana, Vataslemahara, Asthisandhanakara, Caksusya, Vrsya

Modern Pharmacological Action: Methanol extract of Cissus quadrangularis exhibits strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. Methanol extract (90%) and dichloromethane extract of stems possess antibacterial activity against S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa and mutagenicity against Salmonella microsome. Antimicrobial activity has also been reported from stem and root extract. The alcoholic extract of aerial part was found to possess antiprotozoal activity against Entamoeba histolytica. Methanol and dichloromethane extract of whole plant were screened for in vitro antiplasmodial activity.

Our Products containing this ingredient

  • Lakshadi Guggal
Asthisanghat Extract
  • Bonton Capsule
  • Bonton Active Granules