Cissus quadrangularis (Veldt Grape or Devil's Backbone)

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J.M. Garg

Nov 25, 2009, 8:59:22 AM11/25/09
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On 31/10/09 at Herbal Garden, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, A.P.

I think it's cultivated for its medicinal properties.

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Gurcharan Singh

Nov 25, 2009, 9:08:58 AM11/25/09
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Yes Garg Ji
I saw this being cultivated in Herbal Garden, Delhi

Juice prescribed in Scurvy, powdered root for fractures, young shoots in curries and preparation of Papads.

English: Edible-stemmed vine. Sans: Asthisanhara, vajravalli. Hindi: Hadjora, hassankari. Beng: Hasjora, harbhanga. Mar: Chaudhari, kandavela. Guj: Chodhari, vedhari. Tel: Nalleru. Tam: Pirandai. Kan: Mangaroli.

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