Vidanga - Embelia ribes

 












Ayurvedatarian Herb 1

Ayurveda reference of Vidanga – Embelia ribes


विडङ्गं कटु तीक्ष्णोष्ण रूक्षं वह्निकरं लघु ।

शूलाध्मानोदरश्लेमकृमिवात विबन्धनुत् ।। ११२


🌳Shloka No. 112, Haritakyadi Varg, Bhavaprakasa Nighantu,

Indian Materia Medica of SRI BHAVAMISRA (C. 1500-1600A.D.)

🌳The above shloka explains the property and actions of the herb Vidanga. It is pungent in taste and have penetrating as well as dry nature.

 🌳It can act as an antimicrobial agent and can alleviate various digestive system related discomforts. It alleviates Kapha and Vata dosha along with the action  of relieving constipation. 🌳Vidanga has a quality of improving digestive fire. 

Ayurvedic properties of Vidanga – Embelia ribes

Guna (qualities) 

– Laghu (light to digest), Ruksha (dry)

Rasa (Taste) – Kashaya (astringent )

Vipaka (taste conversion after digestion) – Katu (Pungent) 

Veerya (potency) - Ushna - hot

🌳Effect on Tridosha – Kapha Vata hara - It alleviate Kapha and Vata Doshas.

Karma (actions) – Anthelmintic ,Antimicrobial, Antifungal , Antioxidant, Rejuvenative , Anti-inflammatory 


🌳🙏My Note: Manibhadra leham which I prescribe contains the above herb named Vidanga as well as I am directly giving Vidanga churna in certain cases.



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