Vira´ga, Embelia ribes Burm

Sanskrit: Viæa´ga

ivazÑŠ

Hindi: Vira´ga

English: None

Latin:  Embelia  ribes  Burm.  (E.  Indica,  E. Glandulifera, E. Robusta, Roxb.)

Habitat: Climbers in hilly parts of India ; Central and Lower Himalayas, to Sri Lanka and Singapore Part Used: Berries (fruit), leaves, root-bark Energetics: Pungent, astringent-hot-pungent PK- (V+ mildly)

Tissues: Plasma, blood

Systems: Digestive, excretory

 
Action: Alterative, anthelmintic, carminative, stimulant

Uses: Main herb for worms (intestinal—espe- cially tape, ring) and fungus [Kuóaj is best for amoebacidal parasites]; good for all abdominal disorders, constipation, gas, indigestion, hemorrhoids. Root-bark powder—toothache. External paste—lung disease (pneumonia). Powdered berry paste— headache or as oil in nose for headache, obesity.

Precautions: Can cause sexual debility Preparation: Decoction, powder, paste, confections, cigarettes

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