Common Name: Vai Vidanga, False Pepper
Botanical Name: Embelia ribes
Active Agents: Embelin, homoembelin, christembine, quercitol and vilangine
Uses of Vidanga
Dental Caries and Bad Breath: Make a water decoction of the vidanga to get fresh breath and healthy teeth.
Intestinal Worm Infestation: Take vidanga to kill bacteria, viruses and fungus in the intestinal tract. This herb also acts like a mild laxative so it flushes out the dead worms.
Skin Diseases: Since it also acts as an antifungal and antibacterial agent, it can cure topical skin disorders when used in masks with turmeric and babchi.