Cissus quadrangularis is a vine that grows in Africa and parts of Asia. It is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Thailand, and is also used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. All parts of the plant are used for medicine.
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Cissus quadrangularis is a vine that grows in Africa and parts of Asia. It is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Thailand, and is also used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. All parts of the plant are used for medicine
Cissus quadrangularis is commonly used for bone health and weight loss. It is also used for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hemorrhoids, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
There is not enough information to know how Cissus quadrangularis might work for medicinal purposes in people. Test tube studies and research in animals show that it has antioxidant, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It might have activity against the organism that causes malaria.
Obesity. Most research shows that taking Cissus quadrangularis extract, alone or with other ingredients, reduces weight by a small amount in people who are overweight or obese. But many of these studies are low to moderate quality and lasted for only 6-10 weeks. Longer-term, larger studies are need to confirm these results
Fractures. Early research shows that taking Cissus quadrangularis dried herb preparations or extracts can decrease pain and swelling and improve the rate of healing in people with various types of bone fractures. However, this research is generally low quality.
Hemorrhoids. Early research shows that taking Cissus quadrangularis by mouth for 1-2 weeks, or applying a cream containing Cissus quadrangularis to hemorrhoids for 1 week, does not improve hemorrhoid symptoms.
Joint pain. Early research shows that taking a Cissus quadrangularis product for 8 weeks decreases pain and stiffness in men with joint pain caused by exercise.
Low bone mass (osteopenia). Early research shows that taking Cissus quadrangularis with other ingredients might help to increase bone mass in people with low bone mass.
Heart disease risk factors that occur together (metabolic syndrome).
Loss of appetite (anorexia).
Painful menstrual periods.
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD).