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Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Vidanga -Embelia Ribes

Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Vidanga -Embelia Ribes
Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Vidanga -Embelia Ribes

Family : Myrsinaceae

Botanical Name: Embelia Ribes

Sanskrit Name: Vidanga , Krimighna (the one which eliminates intestinal parasites), Chitra Tandula- (whose seeds have white patches ). It is also known as Vayuvidanga in Hindi.

Plant Anatomy : It is a large semi climber shrub with long drooping branches. Leaves simple and their upper surface is shiny. The flowers are greenish white. The fruits are globular and wrinkled, grayish berries, become dark brown when ripe.

It can be found in India, Indian Archipelago, Tropical Asia, Southern China, and East Africa.

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