Embelia (E), Viranga (H), Vaividanga (H):
Vidanga is a renowned remedy for treating digestive disorders, especially those characterised by abdominal bloating caused by worms.
Digestion Traditionally used to clear vata from the intestines. It specifically kills bacterial, fungal and worm infestations (round-, thread- and tape-) and is considered gentle enough to treat childhood worms. Powdered vidanga is taken with honey on an empty stomach and then castor oil is used as a purgative the following day to flush out the dead worms. It strengthens agni very effectively and hence treats the underlying cause of parasitical infestations. Also benefits stagnation in the purisavahasrotas and frees constipation. It cures s´ula causing colic and flatulence. Skin As it clears kapha from the skin it prevents itching. It is a fine alterative and cleans the blood and lymph of ama toxins causing swollen glands and supperative skin problems. It stimulates rasadhatvagni to clear fatty toxins circulating in the plasma and lymphatic systems. It is also used in formulas for vitiligo and faults in the pigmentation of the skin. Can be applied as a mediciated oil to clear fungal infections of the skin. Urinary It helps to drain kapha and vata out via the urinary system. Its effect on medas-dhatu can help in treating diabetes. Used in dysuria, stones, high uric acid levels and cloudy urine. It colours the urine red. Reproduction Modern research has found that it reduces male fertility by reducing testosterone levels.