Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Studies on the physico-phytochemical and anti-arthritic properties of hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) Stem Powder
Author(s): Nawghare CG, Taur AT and Sawate AR
Abstract: Cissus quadrangularis (Family: Vitaceae) are widely used in the native system of medicine as well as in food item for various ailments in Maharashtra. Plants are a tremendous source for the discovery of new products of medicinal value for drug development. Today several distinct chemicals and nutraceutical derived from plants are important drugs currently used in one or more countries in the world. It is a rich source of calcium, carotene, glycoside and alkoloids it can be used as a nutritional food. In addition, The article reveals that wide numbers of phytochemical constituents have been isolated from the stem powder which possesses activities like anti-arthrities, anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, gastro protective, antioxidant, antimicrobial and various other important medicinal properties. The hdjod stem powder at dose levels of 300mg/kg body weight showed promising anti-arthritic activity in the Alloxan- induced model in rats. Hadjod contains high amount of glycoside 2.34 (g/100g), anabolic steroidal substances and calcium. The stem powder also contain a rich source of mineral elements (mg/100g dry matter): calcium 33.3 (mg), The preliminary physico-phytochemical analysis carried out of stem powder which revealed interesting results are highlighted and discussed. The present study revealed the potential use of hadjod stem powder in the management of inflammation and arthritis confirming the folk core use of medicinal plants.
How to cite this article:
Nawghare CG, Taur AT and Sawate AR. Studies on the physico-phytochemical and anti-arthritic properties of hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) Stem Powder. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 443-445.