Botanical Name : Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn.
Family : Vitaceae
Asthisrinkhala, Vajravalli, Dharavalli, Chaturdhara, Vajralatha.
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Sara
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu.
Malayalam : Changalamparanda
A tendril climber with stout fleshy quadrangular stem. Tendrils are opposite to leaves, long and simple. Leaves are alternate, simple, reniform and sometimes toothed. Flowers are short greenish in shortly peduncled cyme. Fruits are ovoid red berry. Sometimes Arial root arises from the nodes grow downwards and strike the soil and act as normal roots.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, piles, osteoporosis, anorexia and fracture.
Useful part : Plant as a whole.