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, hemor– rhoids. 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