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Question:

Does the herbal supplement Cissus Quadrangularis help speed recovery time and reduce pain if a I have broken (fractured) bone?

Answer:

Yes
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Med-O-Meter

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MedHead Message:

I’m always trying to help people heal faster when they break a bone. Nutrition is first and foremost the important factor, eating fresh whole fruits and vegetables while greatly limiting high sugar foods. However, there are a few decent studies that reveal that taking Cissus Quadrangularis whole herb 500mg-600mg daily for 6-8 weeks may reduce healing time by 1-2 weeks with side effects comparable to a placebo. If you have a bone fracture, you may consider adding this supplement to your regimen. Keep in mind our very low med-o-meter score on quality of evidence, so don’t throw out your crutches just yet.

References:

1. Singh N, Singh V, Singh RK, Pant AB, Pal US, Malkunje LR, Mehta G. Osteogenic potential of cissus qudrangularis assessed with osteopontin expression. Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jan;4(1):52-6. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.117884. PMID: 24163553; PMCID: PMC3800385. 2. Sawangjit R, Puttarak P, Saokaew S, Chaiyakunapruk N. Efficacy and Safety of Cissus quadrangularis L. in Clinical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Phytother Res. 2017 Apr;31(4):555-567. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5783. Epub 2017 Feb 6. PMID: 28165166.

 

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