Hadjod having Sanskrit name, asthisamharaka, literally means 'protecting bones from destruction'. It also known as Cicssus quadrangularis is named so because of its characteristic property to help in proper healing of bones and union of bones in fracture. It is mainly used as healer of bone fractures. It is one of the very frequently used herb by traditional bone setters of India. Hadjod are used both internally as well as externally in treatment of bone related troubles.