Botanical name : Embelia ribes Burm.f.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Vidanga, Vilanga, Vella, Krimighna, Krimiripu
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.
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.
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.