C. quadrangularis or Hadjod, commonly known as a bone setter, is a perennial succulent plant of the grape family of Vitaceae. It is native to tropical Asia, Arabia, and Africa. It reaches a height of 1.5m, having quadrangular-sectioned branches with four winged internodes. The tooth trilobed leaves appear at the nodes. It has a slender, fleshy fibrous, smooth stem. Hadjod contains a high amount of anabolic steroidal substances, calcium, and phosphorus. Since ancient times the extracts from the stem of Hadjod plant have been used widely for the early repair of fractures, gout, and back pain. The steroidal substances from this plant have shown marked influence on the rate of fracture-healing and quicker mineralization of the callus. It acts by stimulating metabolism and increasing uptake of minerals such as calcium, sulfur, and strontium by the osteoblasts in fracture healing. It also has analgesic & anti-inflammatory properties.
- Rasa (taste): Katu & Madhura (Pungent, Sweet)
- Veerya (nature): Ushna (Hot)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Katu (pungent)
- Guna (qualities): Laghu, Rooksha, Sara (Light, Dry, Unstable)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Helps to balance Vata & Kapha
Hadjod (Cissus quandrangularis) Extract Ketosterones 10% by Gravimetry
Common Name Hadjod Botanical Name Cissus quandrangularis Standardization Ketosterones 10% Test Method Gravimetric Part Used Stem Application Bone health care