Cissus Quadrangularis

(Last Updated On: February 22, 2018)

Can Cissus Quadrangularis Help Boost Testosterone

One ingredient starting to appear in an increasing amount of male health supplements that include treatments that promise to boost testosterone is Cissus Quadrangularis

Cissus Quadrangularis is a herbal extract found in traditional medicine that is often used to treat joint and bone health, along with female health issues including the menopause and libido problems.CissusQuadrangularisThe extract is taken from a plant found in parts of Asia, including India, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

It is also known as Harjor, Asthi Shrinkhala and Bone Setter


Cissus Quadrangularis contains certain active compounds that include

  • Friedelin
  • Isometric Ketosteroids
  • Quercetin
  • Resveratrol
  • Piceatannol
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Stimasterol

Uses Of Cissus Quadrangularis

Its traditional uses include the aforementioned treatment of female disorders such as menopause and libido/menstrual problems

It is however most used by athletes however as it is claimed to have muscle relaxing and joint protecting properties, especially to help reduce joint and muscle pain after intensive workouts.

There are also limited reports of its ability to speed the healing time of fractures, the majority of these studies have been performed using test animals, so whether to same effect will be seen in humans is still unknown.

There have been two studies on humans that have looked at the fat reduction benefits of cissus… a natural gum type compound similar in makeup to glucommanan – a natural extract which is found in a large number of appetite suppressing supplements. The studies although largely inconclusive have showed an appetite suppressing tendency which could lead to weight loss.

UnknownRecommended Dose

It is suggested that a daily dose of between 300-600mg per day could be beneficial, some studies, in particular those studying the effects of Cissus Quadrangularis on joint pain used higher doses of up to 3200mg

Cissus Quadrangularis As A Testosterone Booster

There are no trials or clinical evidence that confirms that Cissus Quadrangularis has any testosterone boosting effects whatsoever.. on the opposite side of the coin, it has, in trials performed using lab rats, been shown to increase levels of serum estrogen – the enemy of testosterone

Read the study results here 


While Cissus Quadrangularis can help reduce joint pain and possibly muscle fatigue, regretfully there is no clinical evidence of its ability to improve any symptom of low testosterone or elevate the natural levels of the hormone itself…

The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.