Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cissus Quadrangularis




Botanical Name : Cissus Quadrangularis Linn.
Family : Vitaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Asthisrinkhala, Vajravalli, Dharavalli, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha.

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Sara
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu.

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Edible stemmed vine, Bone setter
Hindi : Hadjod, Hadjora
Malayalam : Changalamparanda

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A tendril climber with stout fleshy quadrangular stem. Tendrils are opposite to leaves, long and simple. Leaves are alternate, simple, reniform and sometimes toothed. Flowers are short greenish in shortly peduncled cyme. Fruits are ovoid red berry. Sometimes Arial root arises from the nodes grow downwards and strike the soil and act as normal roots.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, piles, osteoporosis, anorexia and fracture.
Useful part : Plant as a whole

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