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Biological Name: Embelia Robusta, Embelia ribes, Embelia Glandulifera, Embelia IndicaVidanga

Family: Myrsinaceae

Other Names: Chitratandoola, Vrishanasana, Vidanga, Vizhal, Viranga, Vayuvilangam

Additional Info: The plant is indigenous to Singapore, Sri Lanka, lower and central Himalayas, and India.

Elements Applied: Root bark, leaves, and fruit are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to boost metabolic rates, kill helminthes, relieve flatulence and stimulate the digestive system.

The range of conditions in which Viranga is applied includes: worms, toothache, sore throat, pneumonia, obesity, mouth ulcers, lung diseases, insanity, hemorrhoids, heart disease, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, and stomach disorders.

Root decoction is commonly prescribed for heart diseases and insanity. Seed powder is applied to kill tape worms.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is commonly used in form of cigarettes, confections, paste, powder, and decoction.

Safety: Caution! The herb may lead to sexual dysfunction. There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level. Ayurvedic plants are commonly used together with other herbs to decrease the toxic effect one of them may produce on the body. Take the plant only under medical control.