Vidanga is commonly known as Embelia fruit. The plant have numerous medicinal properties and is used in eliminating worms, hence the name given. Dr. Varun Ram Raj, the best Ayurveda Doctor from Kerala, of Ayurvedatarian uses the herb Vidanga in conditions involving the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas as it alleviates these doshas. The herb is used to treat conditions like Worm infestation, Skin disorders etc. Vidanga is also used as an Anthelmintic, Antibacterial and Antifungal agent etc. as it contains Phyto constituents like embelin , quercitol, tannin etc.

General aspects and Geography

Botanical name : Embelia ribes              

Family :  Myrsinaceae 

Habitat: Found through out India

Parts used

  • Fruit

Classical categorization based on Ayurveda Textbooks

Charaka Samhita – Krimighna varga (Kills worms)

Susruta Samhita – Surasadi gana

Pharmacological action

  • Antifungal 
  • Antibacterial 
  • Antiviral



Medicinal property according to Ayurveda

  • Dipana (Carminative)
  • Krimighna (Antimicrobial)
  • Jwarahara (Antipyretic )

Therapeutic indications

  • Worm infestation (Krimi )- Vidanga is used for Intake, Fumigation and also for local applications to alleviate worm infestation 
  • Skin disorder (Kushta)- Powder of Vidanga is applied on the affected parts to alleviate itching.


Powder – 2 g

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. 


  • Vidangadi kashaya
  • Vidanga ghrtha
  • Vidanga taila

Morphology :

A large shrub with slender branches. Leaves are elliptic. Inflorescence is raceme. Fruits are globose . Flowers are greenish.

Vernacular names of Vidanga 

English – Embelia fruit 

Hindi- Baberang

Malayalam – Vizhalari

Sanskrit - Vidanga 


  • Krimighna 
  • Vellam
  • Amogha 



Rasa- Katu (Acrid ) 

Guna-  Ruksa (Dry)

Vipaka- Katu (Acrid ) 

Virya- Ushna (hot )

विडङ्गं कटु तीक्ष्णोष्ण रूक्षं वह्निकरं लघु  

शूलाध्मानोदरश्लेमकृमिवात विबन्धनुत् ।।

(Bhavaprakasa Nighantu -Haritakyadi varga-shloka 112)

   Vidanga alleviate Vata Kapha doshas because of its properties like hot potency and Acrid taste. Ayurvedatarian lead by the best Ayurveda Doctor, Varun Ram Raj, uses the herb Vidanga to treat numerous diseases including Skin infection, Fever and Worm infestation and also conducts researches on the herb to prepare new combinations of medicines to cure diseases effectively. Reach Ayurvedatarian for better health management.

Researches on Vidanga

Frequently asked Questions

  1. What are the uses of Vidanga curna ?

According to Ayurvedic textbooks, Vidanga curna can be used to treat Skin disorders and Worm infestation .

  1. What is the Dosage of Vidanga powder?

         Vidanga curna( powder) can be taken at a dose of 1-3 g internally.


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