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Hadjod: Cissus quadrangularis

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Hadjod Powder 2 oz
5.15US$

Hadjod Powder 4 oz
8.75US$

Hadjod Powder 1/2 Lb
14.85US$

Hadjod Powder 1 Lb
25.35US$

Hadjod Capsules 60capsules
13.45US$

The best Ayurvedic herb to ensure proper union of bones in fracture

Natural Herbal Supplement for osteoporosis and other bone diseases

Corrects the working of the digestive system

Nourishes the skin and is recommended in skin diseases 

Nourishes the whole body properly specially the reproductive organs

It expels out the unwanted fat from the body

Common Name:
Edible stemmed vine (Eng.)

Sanskrit Name:

  • Asthishrinkhala
  • Asthisamharaka;
  • Asthisamhari;
  • Vajravalli;

Lt. Name:
Cissus quadrangularis - Vitaceae

Bio energetics:

  • Rasa: Madhura (Madhura)
  • Guna: Laghu (Light); Tikshna (Sharp in action)
  • Virya: Ushna (Hot)
  • Vipaka: Madhura (Sweet)

Chemical composition of Hadjod Powder:

The major components of Cissus quadrangularis are triterpenoids, steroids, stilbenes, flavonoids, and lipids.

Effect of Hadjod Powder on Tridoshas:

Asthisamharaka Powder pacifies the Kapha and Vata Doshas and increases Pitta Dosha. so it is very useful where Kapha and Vata need to be pacified and Pitta needs to be increased.

Home Remedial Uses of Hadjod Powder in Ayurveda:

  • Asthiyuk: the word Hadjod itself means which helps in union of bones - Had means bones and Jod - to unite. So it is the best herbal remedy for bone fractures.
  • Krimihara: Asthisamharaka possesses anti microbial as well as anti bacterial properties; these help in prevention of any infection in a healing bone as well as some other infection. In this way Asthisamharaka is an ideal Ayurvedic herb for bone healing
  • Akshirogahrit: It nourishes the bones properly; so this is the best natural herb for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
  • Vrishya: It nourishes the reproductive organs deeply so it is a good aphrodisiac Ayurvedic herb with out any side effect.
  • Deepana- Pachana - : It has supportive effect on the digestive system. It is not simply to stimulate the appetite but also extends to proper digestion and assimilation.
  • Durnamghna: Durnam stands for hemorrhoids/ Piles. And Durnamghna means which alleviates Piles Asthisamhari is a good dietary supplement for piles
  • Balaprada: it is one of the best Ayurvedic herb to nourish the whole body.
  • Bhootopadrava hara: the word Bhoot stands for some supernatural powers and Bhootopadrava is their bad effect on human body; these specially affect human being on psychological level. It is a good good dietary supplement for insanity and other psychological problems.
  • Kushtha hara: It is also a good herbal remedy for skin diseases

Research done on Hadjod Powder:

  • Medicinal Uses of Hadjod Powder: This review highlights some of the phytochemical and pharmacological aspects of Cissus quadrangularis Linn. Cissus quadrangularis, a perennial climber widely used in traditional medicinal systems of India has been reported to possess bone fracture healing, anti osteoporosis, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antihemorrhoidal and analgesic activities. Cissus quadrangularis Linn. Has been recognized as a rich source of carotenoids, triterpenoids and ascorbic acid and is proved to have potential for medical effects, including “Gastroprotective activity” in conjugation with NSAID therapy and in “Lipid metabolism and oxidative stress”.
    • Pharmacological and Therapeutic Activity of Cissus quadrangularis: An Overview Garima Mishra, Saurabh Srivastava, B.P.Nagori
  • Usefulness in bone fracture: A study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of methanolic extract of Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) on the healing process of experimentally fractured radius-ulna of dog. CQ treated animals revealed faster initiation of healing process than the control animals on radiological and histopathological examinations. The treated group also revealed a decrease in serum calcium level to a greater extent than the control group. Healing was almost complete on 21st day of fracture in the treated animals and remained incomplete in the control animals. No significant alteration of serum calcium level was observed on 21st day of fracture in both the groups.
  • Effect of Cissus quadrangularis in accelerating healing process of experimentally fractured radius-ulna of dog: a preliminary stud d.k. Deka, l.c. Lahon, j. Saikia, a. Mukit
    • Greenway, FL; Bray, GA (2010). "Combination drugs for treating obesity". Current diabetes reports
  • Usefulness in obesity: Hadjod Powder is believed to help heal broken bones, thus its name Asthisamharaka (which prevents the destruction of bones). It is said to have antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antihemorrhoidal and analgesic activities. It contains a rich source of carotenoids, triterpenoids and ascorbic acid. In a study in Cameroon, high doses of the extracts have been shown to have beneficial effects against obesity and associated oxidative stress. Its bactericidal effects on Helicobacter pylori hold promise as a potential treatment of gastric ulcers in conjunction with NSAID therapy. A weight loss supplement containing Cissus quadrangularis and other ingredients including green tea, soy, selenium, chromium, and B vitamins was evaluated in an 8-week trial. The supplement helped reduce body weight by 4-8% (placebo 2.4%) a clinically significant weight loss.
  • General Usefulness:The increased rate of bone healing by Hadjod Powder may be of great significance to persons suffering from chronic diseases like osteoporosis, the antiglucocorticoid properties of Cissus are likely of much more interest to the average bodybuilder or athlete, since endogenous glucocorticoids, particularly cortisol, are not only catabolic to bone, but catabolize muscle tissue as well.
  • Beneficial for muscle health: Although the bulk of the research on Cissus centers around bone healing, the possibility exists that Cissus may act to improve bone healing it may improve the healing rate of connective tissue in general, including tendons. If this is the case it would be of great benefit to bodybuilders and athletes.
  • Analgesic: Cissus also possess analgesic properties comparable to aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. The mechanism through which Cissus exerts its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties has not been well characterized. It may act centrally, but the anti-inflammatory features suggest that it acts by preventing the conversion of arachidonic acid to inflammatory prostaglandins.

Useful part of Hadjod:

Stem

Doses of Hadjod:

Powder: 3-5 gm

Some combinations of Hadjod Powder in Ayurveda:

Asthisamhar Taila; Lakshadi Guggulu

Best Recommended Uses of Hadjod Powder in Ayurveda:

In fracture of bone, dislocation of any joint and osteoporosis; Asthisamharaka powder should be taken with milk.


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