Africa and Asia
Cissus quadrangularis or Hadjod is a succulent vine , which grows upto 1.5m long. It has quadrangular shaped branches with internodes and leathery edges. This species produces small yellow-white flowers as well as red globular berries.
Asthisamharaka is an ayurvedic herb used for strengthening bones and joints and promoting bone growth. It increases bone mineral density and enhances the rate of fracture healing. In addition to its uses in bone and joint disorders, it also used to treat loss of appetite, indigestion, hemorrhoid, intestinal worms, gout, internal bleeding, and leucorrhea. It also has aphrodisiac action due to which it is also used to improve men s stamina, vigor, and strength.
Grows best in heavy clay or sandy soil with some organic matter. This plant requires less watering due to its woody structure. Water enough to settle near the roots in order to avoid root diseases. Make sure to water this plant even during winters. It needs shaded sunlight for its healthy growth.
Cultivated as garden Succulents,