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Hadjod: Health Benefits, Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

By NS Desk | Herbs | Posted on :   11-Dec-2020

Hadjod is a plant-based tree commonly known by several other names such as Hadjod, Cissus quadrangularis, Piranta, Bonesetter, etc. and is mainly utilized in India. This plant is well-known for healing fractures, as its name suggests, and also it contains many antioxidants like phenols, Vitamin C, carotenoids. According to Ayurveda, if we consume Hadjod liquid or juice mixed with either ghee of cow or a cup of milk, it will benefit healing any bone fracture because of its Sandhaniya (helping the combination of parts which are fractured) property.

Moreover, Hadjod is also helpful in managing and improving weight as it strengthens the body's metabolism. Hadjod can also be beneficial in the prevention of fats or lipid accretion in the body, and it also lowers down triglycerides, which is helpful in the management of obesity.  

We can use Hadjod to heal any wound because of its sharp and wound curative property. If we apply Hadjod paste on the bruise or wound, it will lessen the pain and burning or swelling because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic property. One should be aware that the consumption of Hadjod can result in multiple side effects such as headache, dry mouth, diarrhea, etc.; hence it is recommended to consult with your doctor before you use Hadjod. 

Perquisites of Hadjod

For Piles

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod can help manage hemorrhoids because of its anti-inflammatory property. It lowers down the pain and swelling in the anus and lower rectum veins. Also, Hadjod can prevent bleeding and prolapse of the hemorrhoidal tissue, which is linked with piles. 

 

According to Ayurveda, hemorrhoids are a type of illness where bleeding piles are experienced because of disproportionate Vata and Pitta dosha (especially pitta dosha). The variation in the doshas can result in constipation, which can lead to the development of mass or builds mass in the anal area. If this illness is not treated on time or is not treated at all, it can result in bleeding. Hadjod has a Vata balancing property, which helps prevent constipation, and its Kashaya (astringent) trait can prevent bleeding, thus giving relief.

For Obesity

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod is very useful for managing weight or for weight loss since it enhances metabolism. Moreover, certain ingredients are there in Hadjod, which can provide aid in reducing body weight. Also, Hadjod can accumulate all the fats and lipids, which results in lowering the level of triglycerides. All of these properties of Hadjod prevents obesity and thus induces weight loss.

 

According to Ayurveda, obesity is a disease where a person is facing extremely high weight, which can be due to poor digestion problems, which makes all the toxins present in the body converted into fat and are mounted up in the body. This is because of the aggravation of Kapha dosha in Hadjod. It can improve this illness because of its Ushan (hot) and Kapha balancing properties. Moreover, it can manage the digestive fire within the body, which helps in the prevention of building up the toxins, and hence, the probability of obesity is reduced.

Tips-

  1. Have 1 tablet of Hadjod two times a day.
  2. Take it with normal water daily after having your meals.

For Asthma

According to Ayurveda, asthma refers to an illness were due to inflammation in the passage of air; a person has difficulty breathing. Under this disease, a person can experience frequent brittleness occurrences, and there is a gasping sound coming out from the chest. As per Ayurveda, the major causes are Vata and Kapha, which leads to asthma. Vata doshas are imbalanced in the lungs because of aggravated Kapha doshas, and this results in the creation of obstacles in the air nasals and causes difficulty in breathing. Asthma is also known as Swas roga, according to Ayurveda. With Kapha's help balancing and Ushna (hot) properties of Hadjod, any accumulated mucus in the lungs and clear out the passage for proper breathing. The person feels relieved and can breathe with ease.

For muscle building

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod can be beneficial in building muscles as it consists of Vitamin C in it, which is important for collagen development. Moreover, this is used in supplements consumed by bodybuilders and has positive effects as it strengthens the bones and joints. The consumption of Hadjod can also reduce cortisol levels, a stress hormone that can help promote muscle growth.

 

According to Ayurveda, bodybuilding is a type of exercise whereby a person has to build up his muscles and stamina to gain internal/physical strength. For this purpose, Hadjod can be of great use because of its Balya (strength provider) property. It builds up the muscles and imparts muscularity, which eventually healthily proliferates the muscles.

For diabetes mellitus

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According to the scientific view, diabetes can be managed with the help of Hadjod as it lowers down the blood glucose. Hadjod helps in the prevention of any harm to pancreatic cells and results in the enhancement of insulin secretion, hence lessening the level of blood sugar. Moreover, Hadjod has an antioxidant property which lowers down any fasting glucose level. 

 

According to Ayurveda, diabetes is also called Madhumeha, which can arise because of its Vata-Kapha doshas property and diminish digestion. The negative effect on digestion results in Ama's accretion (toxic, which is left in the body because of bad digestion) in the pancreatic cells and helps in the impairment of insulin. Hadjod can be beneficial in improving the metabolism problem, and because of its Vata-Kapha balancing and Pachanga (digestion) properties, the formation of Ama is prevented hence controlling diabetes.

For High Cholesterol

According to Ayurveda, improper digestion can result in the development and building of toxins similar to Ama (where toxins are left in the body due to impaired digestion), which can cause an obstacle in blood vessels. Moreover, Hadjod can also help manage cholesterol because of its pachan (digestion) and Ushna (hot) properties. Digestion can be improved with the help of Hadjod as it upsurges the Agni (digestive fire). Therefore, Ama can be prevented from arising, and the probability of high cholesterol occurrence is reduced.

For Gout

According to Ayurveda, gout can also be called Vatarakta, which refers to an illness where a person suffers from swelling, pain in joints, and redness. Each of these symptoms can arise because of the imbalance in Vata doshas, which additionally causes the unbalancing of Rakta. Hadjod can also be beneficial in preventing the indications of gout and give relief to the person suffering from gout as it provides ease in the pain because of its Vata balancing and Ushna (hot) properties.

For Malaria

According to the scientific view, Hadjod can provide benefits in antimalarial property and prevent Malaria. There are various ingredients in Hadjod, which helps in defeating the malaria parasite because it has an antiparasitic activity that prevents Malaria.

For menstrual pain

According to Ayurveda, dysmenorrhea is another name for menstrual pain. Under this, as said by Ayurveda, it is also called Kasht-aartava, and it can be controlled and administered by the Vata dosha. Hadjod helps manage painful menses because it has Vata balancing and Ushan (hot) properties. These properties help in the reduction of pain and ease the pain which a person faces while menstruating. 

For Rheumatoid arthritis

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According to the scientific view, XXXHadjod can be beneficial in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis as it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some ingredients are present in the XXXHadjod, which has inflammatory protein in it, reducing the pain in the joints and any burning or inflammation that occurs due to arthritis.

 

According to Ayurveda, Aamavata is another name for rheumatoid arthritis, which is a type of illness where Vata dosha and Ama can arise, which causes pain in the joints. Aamavata occurs because of weak metabolism, which can give rise to Ama (a situation where toxins are left in the body due to impaired digestion). This Ama can circulate to various locations in the body with Vata's help, and it gets collected in the joints rather than getting absorbed, and hence rheumatoid arthritis arises. Hadjod can be beneficial in improving digestion, which then prevents Ama's occurrence because of its Vata balancing and Pachan (digestion) properties, hence minimizing the probability of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

For Seizures

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod can help prevent seizures because it has anticonvulsant properties in it. Moreover, it also consists of various ingredients, which are known as flavonoids that are helpful in the management of muscle contractions and contain convulsions.

 

According to Ayurveda, Vata doshas is the cause of seizures as it has its negative effects on the nerves and can result in various signs such as loss of consciousness, ineffective movements of legs or arms, and temporary confusion, etc. Hadjod can also help develop the strength to the nerves and minimize the chances of seizures because it has Vata balancing and Balya (strength provider) properties. 

 

For Stomach upset

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According to the scientific view, there is not enough scientific view that is out there that can prove the usage of Hadjod in the management of an upset stomach. But it is known to be a good source for helping in the indigestion process.

 

According to Ayurveda, Pitta Disha is the reason why stomach upset can occur as it results in poor or weak metabolism. Moreover, Hadjod also has Agni (digestive fire) and helps in the management of digestion, hence minimizing the signs of stomach upset because it has Ushna (hot) and Pachan (digestion) properties.

For Osteoporosis

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod can be beneficial in the development and smooth running of bones. As Hadjod is rich in Vitamin C, which helps raise the cells in the body, which builds the bones, enhances the calcium absorption, and can help manage the bone metabolism due to other vitamins present in Hadjod. Hence, it is recommended to use Hadjod for the ailment of broken bones.

 

According to Ayurveda, Asthi-Majjakshaya is another name of Osteoporosis that arises due to the weakening and disintegration of bone tissue because of imbalance in Vata dosha. Hadjod can help prevent weakening bones since it provides grease and oil to the bones because of its Vata balancing and Snigdha (oily) properties, hence preventing osteoporosis. 

 

For Joint pain

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According to the scientific view, Hadjod can be beneficial in the management of joint pains. It consists of several ingredients that can help in reducing pain and muscle toughness, especially in men who are suffering from joint pain because of exercise. 

 

According to Ayurveda, joint pain can arise due to an imbalance in Vata doshas. Hadjod can provide relief in joint pain because of its Vata balancing and Ushna (hot) properties. These properties provide relief and warmness in the joints.

 

Tips-

  1. Have a little stem of the Hadjod plant.
  2. Make a thick paste by beating it.
  3. Put the paste on the affected area daily to ease the pain.

Measures to be taken while using Hadjod

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Blood pressure

Using Hadjod can be a hindrance to the level of blood sugar while having surgery. Hence, you should consult with your doctor about using Hadjod while having surgery or try to avoid it for at least 14 days before you have the surgery.

Breastfeeding

There is not sufficient proof out there which can prove the usage of Hadjod while breastfeeding, but it is recommended not to consume Hadjod when breastfeeding, or you can consult with your doctor.

Pregnancy

There is not sufficient proof out there that can prove the usage of Hadjod during pregnancy, but it is recommended not to consume Hadjod in pregnancy, or you can consult with your doctor.

Usage of Hadjod

 

  • Hadjod powder

 

  1. Have 2.5 g of Hadjod powder two times a day or as much as recommended by your doctor.
  2. Take it either with milk or water after you take your meals as it will help in the fast healing of fractures.

 

  • Hadjod Juice

 

  1. Have 10-20 ml of Hadjod juice or as recommended by your doctor two times a day.
  2. Take it either with a cup of milk or cow's ghee after taking your meals as it will help in the fast healing of fractures.

 

The ideal dosage of Hadjod

 

Hadjod juice- Have 10-20 ml of Hadjod juice two times a day.

Hadjod Powder- Take 2.5 g of Hadjod powder two times a day. 

Hadjod Paste- Take 5-10 g of Hadjod paste and divide it into a small portion in a day or as suggested by your doctor.

 

FAQs about Hadjod

 

Are there any other ways of using Hadjod?

According to the scientific view, Hadjod can be taken in various forms, such as in juice, powder, tablet, etc. Following are the two forms of intake of Hadjod-

Oral consumption-

  1. Hadjod Powder-
  1. Have 2.5 g of Hadjod powder two times in a day or as suggested by your doctor.
  2. Take it either with milk or water after taking your meals as it will help in the fast healing of fractures.
  1. Hadjod Juice-
  1. Have 10-20 ml of Hadjod juice or, as suggested by your doctor.
  2. Take it either with a cup of milk or cow's ghee after taking your meals as it will help in the fast healing of fractures.

Is Hadjod helpful in the reduction of anxiety?

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Hadjod can help reduce anxiety as it has anxiolytic properties in it and consists of various ingredients that help fight off the free radicals and hence prevent cell damage. Also, it helps in the management of the level of some neurotransmitters (GABA), which lower down the anxiety levels.

Anxiety is caused due to Vata doshas, which negatively affects the nerves and results in nervousness and worry. It helps manage anxiety as it provides energy and strength to the nerves and calms them, which lower the signs of anxiety because of its Vata balancing and Balya property.   

 

Does Hadjod benefit from stomach ache?

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There is not sufficient scientific proof out there for proving the importance of Hadjod in a stomach ache. But the stem of the plant is beneficial in stomach pain.

Stomach ache occurs due to bad or weak metabolism, which is caused due to imbalanced Pitta doshas. Moreover, Hadjod can be beneficial in raising the Agni, which can benefit the digestion process because of its Ushna and Pachan properties. 

 

NS Desk

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