Vidanga (Embelia Ribes)

Treasures of Nature (Prakriti Ka Khazana) – Vidanga

Vidanga, scientificallty known as Embelia Ribes, is a widely used Ayurvedic herb for curing many diseases and is also used in Homeopathy. It offers many health benefits and helps in rejuvenation of the body and skin and is useful in skin diseases like scabies.

It is also known for providing a healthy circulatory system by removing impurities from blood and thus acts as an aid in treating disorders like edema. Vidanga is helpful in digestive problems also. When taken with buttermilk, it checks vomiting and indigestion. It helps get rid of flatulence as well. Not just this, it destroys the harmful worms in intestine and removes them in stool, when taken with purgative material. It thus resists the accumulation of such worms if used regularly.

Due to its diuretic nature, it enhances secretion of acid in urine and helps in treating dysuria. When boiled in milk with garlic, it is used to cure diseases related to the nervous system. Dental care is also one benefit that Vidanga provides. Its powder can be used for brushing teeth to get rid of toothache and its decocted form can be used for gargling as well.

It is also called White flowered Embilia and False Black Pepper.