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The scientific name of Adamant creeper: Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn. /Vitis quadrangularis
Synonyms: Vitis quadrangularis(Linn.) Wall.ex Wight
Name of Adamant creeper in different languages:-
English: Bonesetter, Devil's Backbone, Veldt Grape.
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala
Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa, Asthisamharaka.
Marati: Harjora, Harsankar, Kandavel, Nallar
Climber vine, rambling shrub, herbaceous, scandent, sprawling with jointed stems. The stem are edible, similar to joint bone. It 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 rare, 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.
Useful plant parts:
Stem, leaves, root
To treat fracture, swellings, scurvy, colonopathy, asthma, burns and wounds, colic, skin diseases, chronic ulcers, ophthalmopathy
In ancient time the adamant creeper or Bone setter had 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 reduce the 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 injuries, relives torn tendons and ligaments.
Tender leaves can be used as a vegetable in curry
Plant contains proteins 12.8%; fat and wax 1.0%; fiber 15.6%; carbohydrates 36.6%; mucilage and pectin 1.2% on dry basis. A yellow wax, tartaric acid and the acid potassium salt are present. The plant is remarkably rich in vitamin C. Calcium oxalate crystals account for the irritating action of fresh stems, and 5-amyrone, resveratrol, pallidol, parthenocissine A and piceatannol.
Tonic, analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, anthelmintic, Aphrodisiac, and carminative.
One of the ingredients to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like-