A review on Cissus quadrangularis
Ayesha Siddiqua and Sirisha Mittapally
Cissus quadrangularis is a succulent herbal plant belonging to family, Vitaceae. It is fleshy, cactus in nature. It is also known as Vitis quadrangularis, Lycopodium imbricatum or Heliotropium indicum. In Ayurveda, it is used as Pachana (digestive aid), Sara (relieves constipation), Athiyuk (strengthening bones), Vrushya (Aphrodisiac), etc. In Unani, it is used to treat gastritis. The whole plant is used in treatment of asthma, powdered root is specifically used in treatment of bone fractures. The usual dose of the powder is 30-40 grains. Leaves and young shoots are frequently taken with curry in Southern India. In Chennai, young shoots of the plant are dried, powdered, burnt to ashes in a closed vessel. These ashes are administered in dyspepsia, indigestion and certain bowel complaints. Leaves and young shoots are also considered as powerful alternatives in the gastro intestinal treatments. Juice of stem is dropped into the ear in otorrhoea and into the nose in epistaxis. The plant has many therapeutic uses.
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Ayesha Siddiqua, Sirisha Mittapally. A review on Cissus quadrangularis. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(7):329-334.