In Ayurvedic treatment, Hadjod is mainly used to repair fractured bones. Its use provides strength to bones and joints. There are many antioxidant, pain reliever and bone-building properties present in Hadjod due to which the healing of the broken bone is accelerated, that's why Hadjod is also called bone joint in many places.
Apart from this, it is also used in the treatment of diseases like stomach problems, periods regulation, piles, eye diseases, epilepsy, leucorrhoea, sprains, gout, asthma, allergies, ulcers etc. According to some research, apart from making bones strong, it also works to protect against diseases like joint pain, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
What is Hadjod
Because it helps in re-joining the fractured bones, it is also called asthi (bone) joint powder in some places. Its tree looks like a vine that is sweet, bitter, pungent, hot, small and big, dry, eliminating phlegm, and digestive power. Therefore it is also grown in parts of Asia and Africa. Apart from this, it is one of the most used medicinal plants in Thailand because almost all parts of this plant are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
The botanical name of Hadjod is Cissus quadrangularis that belongs to the family Vitaceae. It is known by the names of Edible stemmed vine, Winged tree vine, Veld grape, Hadsanghari, Chaturdhara, Hadjod or Hadjodi, etc.
Benefits of Hadjod
- Drinking 5-10 ml juice of Hadjod lukewarm, is good for asthma and respiratory diseases.
- Grind the unpeeled stem of Hadjod and urad dal, filter it in sesame oil and use it, it provides relief in arthritis.
- Regular consumption of Hadjod for 15 days provides quick benefits in the healing of fractures.
- It is common to start having joint problems as you get older. In such a situation, by consuming Hadjod, there is relief in arthritis and joint pain.
- Since Hadjod is a digestive medicine in which some carminative properties are found due to which it proves helpful in increasing the digestive power.
- Due to the medicinal properties of Hadjod, heating its leaves and compressing the spinal cord proves to be beneficial for spinal pain.
- Turmeric has pain-relieving properties. Therefore, its consumption proves to be effective in curing body pain. For this, dry ginger, black pepper and Hadjod paste (1-2 grams) should be taken.
- For a sprain, mix sesame oil in Hadjod and cook it well. Now filtering this oil and applying it to the affected area provides benefit in a sprain.
- Applying the juice of Hadjod root on burn wounds and insect bites proves beneficial.
- Hadjod also proves beneficial in reducing the bleeding caused by cuts.
- Taking 2-4 ml juice of stem and root of Hadjod provides relief in bleeding of teeth, nostrils and piles.
- Eating too much spicy food and irregular eating pattern causes stomach problems. In such a situation, Hadjod proves to be very helpful. For this, drinking 5-10 ml juice of Hadjod leaves mixed with honey cures digestion and provides relief in other stomach related problems.
- Make a paste by grinding the stem and leaves of Hadjod, it provides relief in post-delivery pain.
- White watery discharge in women is a major cause of weakness. For this, regular consumption of 5-10 ml juice of Hadjod helps in reducing the problem of white water in women.
Useful parts of Hadjod
- Hadjod root
- Hadjod bark
- Hadjod leaf
- Hadjod stem
Where is Hadjod found or grown?
In the tropical regions of India and the Western Himalayas, the Hadjod is found from Uttarakhand to the forests of the Western Ghats. Apart from India, Hadjod is also found in countries like Asia, Africa and Thailand.