Hadjod Scientific Name
Hadjod Other Names
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjora, Hadsarihari, Harsankari, Kandvel
Sanskrit: Vajrangi, Asthi Shrunkala, Asthiyuk, Granthimana, Chaturdhara, Bhutopadrava
What is Hadjod?
This ancient Indian plant is named after its property of promoting healthy bone and joints. “Had” meaning Bones and “Jod” meaning Joints. This Ayurvedic herb is widely used in promoting healthy bones and joints. It has a fracture healing property and promotes healthy equilibrium between bone restoration and bone formation. It increases the bone mineral density and increases the rate of fracture healing. It is rich in antioxidants like phenols, tannins, Vitamin C, carotenoids that contribute to its healing properties.
Apart from bone and joint health it is used to treat loss of appetite, indigestion, hemorrhoids, intestinal bleeding, intestinal worms, gout etc. It is also found to be a potent aphrodisiac and promotes stamina, vigor and strength in men.
Common forms of Hadjod
Hadjod is commonly used for:
- Managing obesity and promoting weight loss
- Treating piles and hemorrhoids
- Treating asthma
- Muscle building
- Managing diabetes mellitus (Type I and II)
- Reducing high cholesterol
- Treating gout
- Curing malaria
- Reducing menstrual pain
- Treating rheumatoid arthritis, reducing swelling and joint pain
- Treating stomach upset
- Treating and managing Osteoporosis
- Strengthening bones
Powder: 1 -2.5 g twice daily or as prescribed by the doctor
Hadjod Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: Excessive intake is found to cause insomnia, flatulence, headaches and diarrhoea
Not so common side-effects:. Not known
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known
Children: Not known
Hadjod is found to interfere with blood sugar levels and blood pressure, hence avoid use especially around surgery.