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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Vidanga  
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English: Embella  
Botanical: Embelia ribes, Embelia Indica, Embelia Glandulifera, Embelia Robusta  
Hindi: Baibrang, Wawrung  
Telugu: Vayuvidangalu  
Common names: Vidanga, Viranga,Chitratandoola, Vayuvilangam, Vizhal, Vrishanasana,
Vayivilangam, Varading, Tandula, Vara, Vilal, bhasmaka
Family name: Myrsinaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Berries (fruit)
  • Leaves
  • Root
  • Bark

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Spicy
  • Veerya: Ushna veerya.

4. Uses:

  • The nature of the herb is alterative, anthelmintic, carminative and stimulant.
  • Good remedy for abdominal disorders and constipation.
  • It cures the problems like gas, indigestion.
  • Recommended for fungus infections.
  • This remedy also applicable for head ache, heart disease, insanity and hemorrhoids.
  • It removes tape worms from stomach.
  • The combination of honey and the powder of Vidanga clears the germs-Charaka.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Lata: Creeper.
  • Mrudu Delicate plant
  • Kalabeeja: Black seeds.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Krimighna: Kills germs.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna prakashika, Chakradatta, Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita, Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.

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