Cissus quadrangularis might have antioxidant, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory effects. It might also help stimulate bone growth.
People use Cissus quadrangularis for obesity, fractures, joint pain, low bone mass, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- Obesity. Taking Cissus quadrangularis extract by mouth, alone or with other ingredients, seems to help reduce body weight in people who are overweight or obese.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Cissus quadrangularis is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Cissus quadrangularis might lower blood sugar levels and could interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgical procedures. Stop using Cissus quadrangularis at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with CISSUS QUADRANGULARIS
Cissus quadrangularis might lower blood sugar levels. Taking Cissus quadrangularis along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Be cautious with this combination
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