*Vidanga resembles very close to black pepper seeds. Vidanga is capable of removing any undesirable organisms in the GI tract. Parasites, bacteria, and fungus that are causing trouble in the intestinal tract, are expelled by this plant. Similarly, vidanga is helpful to address undigested metabolic toxins and enhance bowel health. Vidanga helps scrape excess of fat from the body.
*Benefits include maintaining healthy gut flora, prevent an excess of gas and bloating, support joint health, increase fat metabolism, and detoxification.
Suggested Use: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon in powder form, once or twice daily, or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Embelia Ribes
Family – Myrsinaceae
English Name – False black pepper; White-flowered embelia; Embelia fruit
A large, Climbing, creeper shrub with long slender, flexible, brittle stem and terete branches; bark studded with lenticels. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic-lanceolate, gland-dotted, short and obtusely acuminate, entire, shiny above; Flowers small, greenish-yellow to whitish pink-colored; Fruits about the size of white pepper, globose, wrinkled or warty, dull red to nearly black, a short pedicel often present, usually one-seeded; outer covering of the fruit is fragile and inside the seed is spotted;single seed is horny with a mildew like appearance due to minute, crystalline powder, depressed at base.
Physical and chemical properties of Vidanga –
Taste – Pungent, Astringent
Quality – Light, Dry, Strong
Potency – Hot
Post Digestive effect – Pungent
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