Vidanga grows all over India as a small shrub. It is a renowned remedy for treating digestive disorders.
Benefits of Vidanga: Swollen glands, skin diseases, diabetes, dysuria, kidney stones, diarrhea, liver diseases, anaemia, worms, piles, indigestion, toothache, constipation, gas, abdominal disorders, purifies blood.
Action: Alterative, anthelmintic, carminative, stimulant.
Rasa (taste): Pungent, Bitter
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Light, dry, pene-trating
Dosa effect: VK−, P+
Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood, fat, reproductive
Srotas (channel): Digestive, excretory, urinary, reproductive
Dosage: 1–15g per day or 3–15ml per day
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Vidanga, Krmighna, Krmihara, Krmiripu, Chitratandula, Jantughna, Jantunaashana, Vella, Amogha.