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Herb Information
Name: Vidanga
Biological Name: Embelia ribes, Embelia Indica, Embelia Glandulifera, Embelia Robusta

Myrsinaceae

Other Names: Vidanga, Viranga

Chitratandoola, Vayuvilangam, Vizhal, Vrishanasana

Description:

These climbing herbs are found in India, Central and lower Himalayas, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Parts Used: Berries (fruit), leaves, root bark
Medicinal Applications

Action 

alterative, anthelmintic, carminative, stimulant

Uses

abdominal disorders
constipation
fungus
gas
indigestion
headache
heart disease
hemorrhoids
insanity
lung disease
mouth ulcers
obesity
pneumonia
sore throat
toothache
worms

Decoction of the roots given in insanity and heart diseases. Powdered seeds are used to expel tape worms.

Dosage:

Decoction, powder, paste, confections, cigarettes

Safety:

WARNING: USE OF THIS HERB MAY RESULT IN SEXUAL DEBILITY.

No other information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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