Certified Organic Ashthisanghar (Cissus quadrangularis)
AYURVEDIC NAME: Ashthisanghar BOTANICALLY: Cissus quadrangularis KNOWN AS: Edible-stemmed vine (English) OTHER NAMES: Edible-stemmed vine (English), Hadjod (Hindi), Mangaraballi (Kannada), Cannalamparanta (Malayalam), Pirantai (Tamil), Nalleru (Telugu)
CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE TREE: Ashthisanghar has stout, fleshy jointed stems, the tendrils are simple, in addition to simple roots, some aerial roots arising from jointed nodes grow downwards. Leaves – simple, broadly reniform, entire or toothed, rounded, truncate or cuneate at the base. Flowers – small, greenish, 4 petals, hooded at the apex. Fruits – ovoid or globose, red berries. Seeds are ellipsoid.
Geographically where it grows: Throughout the hotter parts of India Useful part: Whole plant Harvesting time: Through out the ear
ORGANOLEPTIC IDENTIFICATION: TASTE: Bitter, Sweet, Sour QUALITY: Light and gelatinous POTENCY: Hot POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT: Pungent
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