Botanical Name: Cissus quadrangularis
Other Names: Winged Treebine, Adamant Creeper, Devil’s Backbone, Hadjod, Pirandai, Quadrangularis, Stemmed Vine, Veldt-grape, and Vitis quadrangularis.
Uses of Veldt grape
1. Veldt grape is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.
2. The roots and stems of this plant are used to treat fractures of the bones.
3. The stem paste boiled in limewater has curative properties against asthma.
4. The herb powder is used in the treatment of hemorrhoids and some bowel infections.
5. Stem juice is used to treat scurvy, debilitating menstrual disorders, otorrhoea, and epistaxis.
6. The plant parts are fed to cattle to stimulate milk flow.
7. The fleshy stem is traditionally used to treat acid reflux of gastritis, eye disorders, piles, and anemia.
Pharmacological properties of Veldt Grape:
Bone healing activity:
The anabolic steroid from the Veldt grape plant has a marked influence on fracture healing by early growth of tissues. Vitamins and steroids in the plant also help bone fracture healing.
A study conducted shows that the plant has the ability to reduce serum lipid levels.
Studies have shown that this plant has anti-diabetic properties.
Veldt grape extract exhibits strong antioxidant activity mainly due to the presence of β-carotene.
Veldt grape is used for gastrointestinal diseases in traditional medicine and has gained significant recognition in human nutrition.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity:
Methanol extract has analgesic and non-inflammatory effect on hemorrhoids.
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