Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Embelia ribes

Botanical name : Embelia ribes Burm.f.
Family : Myrsinaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Vidanga, Vilanga, Vella, Krimighna, Krimiripu

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Katu, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha, Teekshna
Virya : Ushna
Vipaka : Katu

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Wawrung, Embilia
Hindi : Vayavidanga
Malayalam : Vizhal, Vizhalari

Distribution – Throughout India, growing naturally in hilly areas.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A large semi climber shrub with long drooping branches. Leaves simple, alternate, elliptic or lanceolate, acuminate, entire, upper surface shiny; flowers greenish white seen in terminal or axillary lax panicled racemes; fruits grayish berries, become dark brown when ripe, containing single, globose seed.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, intestinal worms, skin diseases, nervine weakness, flatulence, colic, constipation, cough, asthma, bronchitis, migraine, fever and general weakness.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Fruits.

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