Cissus quadrangularis is a perennial plant of the grape family. Perennial because it is the scientific term for any plant that lives past two years. The plant is native to Bangladesh and Southeast Asia but can also be found in India, Africa, and Sri Lanka. The plant has been around in traditional medicine and is most especially noted for its ability to accelerate healing for bone fractures, tendon and ligament injuries. It is primarily popular in its locality as a Bone Setter medicinal plant. Because of this, it is a prime candidate for diseases that concern the bone, such as brittle bone disease and other skeletal-related sicknesses.
Bone Strength and Renewal
Studies have shown that the plant Cissus quadrangularis or CQ, can reduce bone regeneration time in fractures by as much as two weeks which is a considerable improvement. Add that to the organic and natural occurrence of this compound and you just have a winner. No severe Side effects have been noted save for a little headache, nausea, and minor diarrhea. CQ is affecting bone health because of its ability to boost our body’s calcium intake. Daily oral intake of CQ can reduce the instances of bone fracture by as much as 40%, studies show.
A Potent Anti Oxidant
Packed full of Vitamin C, CQ also prevents inflammation. This kind of makes this natural compound a natural painkiller, analgesic and antiseptic, reducing swelling and pain and improving the condition of the patient. It also has flavonoids, indanes, phytosterols, and keto-sterols, all of which are potent antioxidants these also reduce inflammation and helps combat free radicals in the body. The pain relief effect of this compound is comparable to aspirin and ibuprofen.
Recently it has come to light that CQ is also very effective in maintaining proper and ideal weight. It helps to suppress appetite, burn fat, and increase lean muscle mass. This effect is primarily because of CQ’s ability to inhibit the enzymes that are responsible for converting Carbs to sugars, particularly Alpha- Amylase. This prevents the breakdown of carbs into sugar to be passed off outside the body as a little harmless flatulence. Aside from that recent studies have also found an answer to the question, how can you lose weight in the plant itself. It is also a good source of other compounds that greatly benefit the human body. Read on and find out in detail below.
Fortunately, CQ based products can be found online and in many physical stores worldwide. As with other supplements, it is favorable for you to consult with a health expert before using this compound.