Vidanga {Embelia ribes}

Vidanga balances Vata and Kapha

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata and Kapha
  2. Taste – Pungent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Traditional Action: Rasayana, anthelmintic
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Improves appetite, mild laxative, carminative, anti snake bit, skin diseases, bronchitis, urinary discharges, dyspepsia, liver ailments and jaundice.


Modern Research

Vidanga and its components have investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, antihyperglycaemic, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, wound healing, acetylcholinersterase inhibitory activity, analgesic, antidiabetic, chemopreventative, dislipidemia, anthelmintic, antimicrobial, alpha-amylase inhibitory activity, and contraceptive ability.