Product description

Botanical Name: Pirandai / Cissus quadrangularis

Types of Plant: Perennial, climbing vine

Part of the Plant used: Stem, leaves

Description: Adamant Creeper, scientifically known as Cissus quadrangularis or Pirandai in some regions, is a perennial climbing vine belonging to the Vitaceae family. Native to Asia and Africa, Adamant Creeper is characterized by its square-shaped stems, succulent leaves, and small greenish-white flowers. It is valued for its culinary and medicinal properties and is traditionally used in various cuisines and herbal remedies.


  • Bone Health: Adamant Creeper is renowned for its bone-strengthening properties. It is rich in calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals essential for bone health. Regular consumption may help prevent osteoporosis, improve bone density, and alleviate joint pain and inflammation.
  • Digestive Health: The succulent stems and leaves of Adamant Creeper are beneficial for digestive health. They contain enzymes and fiber that aid in digestion, relieve constipation, and promote gastrointestinal comfort. Consuming Adamant Creeper regularly may support a healthy digestive system.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: Adamant Creeper exhibits anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in reducing pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, gout, and rheumatism. Extracts or decoctions prepared from Adamant Creeper stems and leaves may provide relief from joint discomfort and swelling.
  • Wound Healing: The sap or juice of Adamant Creeper is used topically to promote wound healing and alleviate skin conditions such as cuts, bruises, and insect bites. Its antimicrobial and astringent properties help cleanse wounds, prevent infection, and accelerate tissue repair.


Growing Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Adamant Creeper thrives in full sunlight to partial shade, requiring at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth.
  • Soil: Well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Adamant Creeper. It prefers soil rich in organic matter and nutrients.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Adamant Creeper regularly, especially during dry periods, to maintain soil moisture.
  • Climate: Adamant Creeper is well-adapted to tropical and subtropical climates. It prefers warm temperatures between 70°F to 90°F (21°C to 32°C) and is sensitive to frost.

Harvesting and Storage of Adamant Creeper:

  • Harvest Adamant Creeper stems and leaves as needed for fresh use or drying.
  • Use scissors or pruning shears to cut stems and leaves close to the base of the plant.
  • Store fresh Adamant Creeper stems and leaves in the refrigerator for up to one week. Alternatively, dry them in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight for long-term storage.

Adamant Creeper(Pirandai)

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