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Cissus quadrangularis: When geometry works on your joints

Can be used for : Fractures ( Helps in Bone repair, Healing Injured Ligaments and Tendons), Osteoporosis, Joint pains and inflammations , Gastric Ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori, Digestive issues, haemorrhoids, Hypertension, High LDL and Triglyceride levels, Liver related issues, Appetite control, Mood disorders, Anxiety, Addressing Obesity and to achieve Weight Loss,

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.

Scientific Name: Cissus quadrangularis | English: Veldt Grape, Devils backbone | Sanskrit: Asthisamharaka, Vajravalli | Hindi: Hadjod | Bengali: Harajora | Tamil: Pirandai | Marathi: Kandvel, Ghanasvel | Telugu: Nalleru | Kannada: Mangaravalli, Sanduballi | Malayalam: Changalamparanda|

Parts used: Leaves and Stem.

Traditional Uses:

This is one of the best herbs that can be used for any bone and joint related injury. The mature stem paste is used to dress up fractures and broken bones. The juice of the stem can also be taken internally for helping accelerate the healing.

A note of caution though- The fresh juice as well as the paste does tend to irritate the skin externally. It causes a feeling akin to tiny needles pricking and whilst this would not bother someone with a painful fracture, it might be a major cause of irritation and concern for someone who is taking this herb as a supplement after reading about its many beneficial effects on the human body. Though the itching is an unpleasant side effect of the herb, it is not a cause for concern.

To avoid the irritation caused by fresh herb, Cissus powder, extracts, tablets and capsules too can be taken. A dose of 500mg to 1000 mg would help make the bones strong, teeth healthy, prevent osteoporosis, address digestion issues, heal gastric ulcers, keep the heart healthy and help keep weight under control.

Will share in another blog, recipes that use Cissus Quadrangularis. Using Cissus in your diet will help keep the bones and the teeth strong and act as a powerful antiaging supplement


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