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Adamant creeper

Adamant creeper

The scientific name of Adamant creeper: Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn. /Vitis quadrangularis 

Name of Adamant creeper in different languages:-

English: Bonesetter, Devil's Backbone, Veldt Grape.

Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala

Malayalam: Changalamparanda-ചങ്ങലംപരണ്ട

Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa, Asthisamharaka.

Plant description:

It is an edible, stemmed plant, similar to cactus type herb grows up to 2 m in length with the help of tendrils,  and square shaped branches with interns nodes, up to 10 cm long. Leaves are arranged alternately, heart-shaped, reniform, margin entire, and sometimes toothed, three-lobed and 5 cm. long, which appear at the nodes. Flowers are small and white or yellowish or greenish yellow, fruits or berries are globular and turn red when ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Cordate
Cordate-heartshaped Margin_Entire Recticulate

 

Useful plant parts:

Stem, leaves, root

Medicinal uses:

Adamant creeper or Bone setter has been used in Ayurveda  to heal broken bones,  it can  increase the bone mass and accelerate the  fracture healing rate, and also used in the treatments of  injured ligaments and tendons, hemorrhoid, and  treat vitiated Vata and  Kapha disorders. It is also useful to reducing fat cells in the body and thus can control obesity

It is also used in the treatment of  feminine disorders such as menopause, libido, and menstrual problems. It has been used in ancient times in the treatments of  bone injures, relive torn tendons and ligaments.

Chemical content:

Vitamin C, 

Medicinal properties:

Tonic, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and anthelmintic.

One of the ingredients to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like-

Asthiposhak Tablets

CalciplusTablets

Karimbirumbadi Kashayam

 

Learn more:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24812472

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