Vidari is a large twiner that grows throughout India especially in Western regions. The herb is commonly known as Indian Kudju and have many therapeutic uses. Varun Ram Raj, the World’s best Ayurveda Doctor of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Vidari for the treatment of diseases caused by the mis-balance of Pitta and Vata doshas as the herb is Pitta Vata alleviating in it’s action. Vidari is used to treat numerous diseases including Dysuria, Erysipelas etc. Nowadays it is also used as an antioxidant, lactogogue and anti-inflammatory agent as it contains Phytoconstituents like puerarin, diadzein, stigmasterols etc.
General aspects and geography
Botanical name : Pueraria tuberosa
Family : Papilionaceae
Habitat: Through out India
Classical categorization based on Ayurveda textbooks
Charaka Samhita – Brimhana varga (Nourishing)
Susruta Samhita – Vidarigandadi gana
Medicinal property according to Ayurveda
- Sthanyavardhaka (Lactogogue)
- Jwarahara (Antipyretic )
- Brmhana (Nourishing)
- Dysuria (Mutrakrchra )- Vidari is cooked with ghee and milk and is taken internally to alleviate Dysuria
- Erysipelas (Visarpa)- Powder of Vidari is applied externally to minimize Erysipelas
Powder (Churna) – 3 g
Decoction (kwatha )- 90 ml
Tablet - 2 tablets twice daily or as per the advice of the Ayurveda doctor
Note: Ayurveda medications must be taken only after consulting an Ayurveda doctor.
- Vidaryadi ksara
- Vidaryadi kwatha
- Vidari ghrtha
A large twiner with shrubby stem. Leaves are ovate. Inflorescence is racemes. Flowers are bluish. Fruits are pods.
Vernacular names of Vidari
English – Indian Kudju
Malayalam – Muthukku
Sanskrit – Vidari
Rasa- Madhura (Sweet)
Guna- Guru (Heavy)
Vipaka- Madhura (Sweet)
Virya- Sita (Cold)
विदारी मधुरा स्निग्धा बृहणी स्तन्याशुक्रदा ।।
शीता स्वयमूत्रला च जीवनी बलवर्णजा ।
(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Guducyadi varga-shloka 181)
Vidari is Pitta Vata alleviating because of it’s properties like Sweet taste and cold potency. The herb is used to alleviate diseases caused by Pitta and Vata doshas like Dysuria , Erysipelas , Fever etc. Ayurvedatarian lead by Dr. Varun Ram Raj, is currently conducting various researches based on ancient Ayurvedic textbooks, involving Vidari for preparing various combinations of medicines to alleviate conditions involving vitiation of Vata and Pitta. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.
Researches on Vidari
Frequently asked Questions
1)What are the uses of Vidari kashaya ?
Used for alleviating Fever and Dysuria
2)What is the scientific name of Vidari ?
Botanical name of Vidari is Desmodium gangeticum