HADJOD /CISSUS QUADRANGULARTweet
Jul 14, 2016 , 6 min read
The name Hadjod is given due to its bone knitting property. The other name for it is Cissus quadrangularis. It does not only heal the bones only but also strengthen the bones. In ayurveda its use is mentioned for weight management. Traditional medical uses of Hadjod includes treatment of gastritis, bone fracture, skin infections, constipation, eye diseases, piles, anaemia, asthma, irregular menstruation, burns and wounds. It corrects metabolism and helps to remove extra fats from the body. It helps to It reduce fat but promotes muscle mass in the body.
Cissus quadrangularis is used for obesity, diabetes, a cluster of heart disease, risk factors called “metabolic syndrome,” and high cholesterol. It has also been used for bone fractures, weak bones (osteoporosis), scurvy, cancer, upset stomach, hemorrhoids, peptic ulcer, disease (PUD), painful menstrual periods, asthma, malaria, and pain. Cissus quadrangularis is also used in bodybuilding supplements as an alternative to anabolic steroids. It helps in relieving the pain and inflammation associated with the fractures and in building the chemical composition of fractured and weak bones. It also restores the tensile strength of bones. Because Cissus quadrangularis can help lower blood sugar, it can also reduce the risk of type 2-diabetes. Furthermore, Cissus quadrangularis helps reduce the risk of this condition by helping promote weight loss. Type 2 diabetes is strongly correlated with obesity. As obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, some health experts do believe that this supplement can potentially reduces the risk of heart diseases. Hadjod or Cissus quadrangularis is very high on vitamin C which is an antioxidant nutrient that has been shown to reduce inflammation. Inflammation can cause pain, swelling and numerous other health problems. Many health experts compare the pain-relieving effects of Cissus quadrangularis to Aspirin or Ibuprofen. Hadjod or Cissus quadrangular should be avoided during pregnancy or breast feeding and two weeks before any scheduled surgery.