VIDANGA HERBAL POWDER (EMBELIA RIBES)Ayurveda's most widely used anti-microbial.
How Does This Ayurvedic Herb Supplement Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Considered one of the best Ayurvedic herbs for eliminating intestinal worms and other parasites. A warming herb used for managing all skin diseases, alleviating thirst, and rejuvenation. Anti-estrogenic and used as oral contraceptive. It is also given, boiled in milk, to infants as a digestive and against recurrent upper respiratory infections. Studies on diabetic rats found it decreases blood glucose, serum total cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Dosage: Take 1/2 - 1tsp daily in warm water or milk. Considered safe for use up to three months for elimination of parasites.
Latin Name: Embelia ribes- Myrsinaceae
- Taste - Pungent, Astringent
- Quality - Light, Rough, Sharp
- Potency: Warming
- Post Digestive Effect: Pungent
- Pacifies Kapha and Vata.
SUGGESTED USE1/8-1/4 tsp 3x/day before meals or as directed by your practitioner.
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Biocharacteristics of Vidanga
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.
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ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Vidanga
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Stimulant laxatives induce bowel movements by stimulating peristaltic movement (the contraction of smooth muscle in the intestines). They are effective when used on a short-term basis. On a long-term basis, they can create dependency. Aka irritant laxativ
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Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.
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An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
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Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
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Reduces androgen (testosterone), which can reduce excess growth, drive, and libido. Reduces skin oiliness. Helpful for prostate enlargement.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Vidanga
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Antiandrogen, Detoxicant, Alterative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antiandrogen, Detoxicant, Alterative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Lowers-blood-sugar
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Detoxicant, Stimulant-laxative, Antifungal, Hypolipidemic, Antimicrobial
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Diuretic, Stimulant-laxative, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Antifungal, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Hypolipidemic, Anthelminthic, Detoxicant, Stimulant-laxative
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Antifungal, Diuretic, Antimicrobial, Stimulant-laxative, Alterative
Pumpkin Seeds has these Actions in Common
Antimicrobial, Anthelminthic, Diuretic, Antiandrogen
Kale has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Lowers-blood-sugar
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Alterative, Hypolipidemic, Detoxicant
Cumin has these Actions in Common
Detoxicant, Anthelminthic, Diuretic, Antimicrobial
Ajwain has these Actions in Common
Anthelminthic, Hypolipidemic, Detoxicant, Diuretic
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Vidanga
Neem Leaf has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Anthelminthic, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Stool-softener
Triphala Guggulu has these Actions in Common
Stool-softener, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Triphala has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulant-laxative, Stool-softener
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antiandrogen, Detoxicant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic
Manjistha has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Antiandrogen, Detoxicant
Ginkgo has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Vidanga may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any herb supplement for a condition is highly dependent on the individual.
Please see your doctor before using this herb supplement to treat a medical condition.