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CISSUS QUADRANGULA

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Synonym ► Vitis quadrangula Wall.

Family ► Vitaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the warmer parts of India, also cultivated in gardens.

English ► Square Stalked Vine, Adamant Creeper.

Ayurvedic ► Asthisamhaara, Asthisamhrita. Asthi-samyojaka, Vajravalli, Chaturdhaaraa.

Unani ► Hadjod.

Siddha/Tamil ► Perandai.

Action ► The anabolic and steroidal principles of the aerial part showed a marked influence in the rate of fracture-healing. The drug exerts influence both on the organic and mineral phase of fracture-healing. Stem—alterative in scurvy (the plant is rich in vitamin C) and irregular menstruation.

The plant contains phytogenic steroid, ketosteroids, sitosterol, alpha- amyrin, alpha-ampyrone and tetra- cyclic triterpenoids. Phytogenic ste- riods showed bone healing properties. Coloside-A possesses smooth muscle relaxant effect. The total alcoholic extract of the plant neutralizes the anti- anabolic effect of the cortisone in healing of fractures. The aqueous extract of

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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