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Cissus quadrangularis is a deciduous, succulent, climbing plant producing stems from 1 - 15 metres long from a tuberous rootstock. The stems either scramble over the ground or climb into the surrounding vegetation, attaching themselves by means of tendrils.
Two new iridoids 6-O-[2,3-dimethoxy]-trans-cinnamoyl catalpol and 6-O-meta-methoxy-benzoyl catalpol along with a known iridoid picroside, two stilbenes quadrangularin A and pallidol, Quercitin, Quercitrin, Beta-sitosterol and Beta-sitosterol glycoside.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of drier to arid regions, mainly in the lowland tropics and frost-free subtropics, though it can also be found at elevations over 2,000 metres.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni