Embelia ribes Burm. Indica 62 Species named after the genus 'Ribes or Gooseberries', referring to the fruit. Synonyms Antidesma grossularia Raeusch. Antidesma ribes Burm.
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Embelia ribes Burm. Indica 62 Species named after the genus 'Ribes or Gooseberries', referring to the fruit. Synonyms Antidesma grossularia Raeusch. Antidesma ribes Burm. Ardisia tenuiflora Blume Calispermum scandens Lam. Embelia burmanni Retz. Embelia dentata Buch. Embelia glandulifera Wight Embelia indica J. Embelia paniculata Moon Embelia ribes var. Ribesiodes ribes Burm. Kuntze Samara ribes Burm. Description Shrubs scandent.
Branchlets angled, longitudinally ridged, densely tawny or rusty papillose-tomentose. Petiole mm, marginate to base; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, or narrowly obovate, 3. Inflorescences terminal, pinnately pyramidal paniculate, 6- l5 cm; bracts subulate or lanceolate, Flowers greenish or white, 4 or 5-merous, papery, staminate Pedicel 2- Sepals deltate, pellucid-punctate, glandular papillose adaxially and on margin, apex acuminate.
Petals free, elliptic or oblong, papery, pellucid punctate, densely glandular granulose inside, margin entire, long glandular papillose, apex acute to obtuse. Ovary glabrous. Stigma capitate or 2- or 3-lobed. Fruit red or scarlet, globose or ovoid, 2- -5 mm in diam.
Ecology Mixed forests, bushes, roadsides, scrub, on well-drained soils, sand, sandy loam. Up to m elevation. Uses The seeds or fruits are widely used as a vermifuge. An infusion of the roots is given to treat coughs and diarrhoea in Java. In East Kalimantan, the crushed fresh bark is used to repel leeches and as a fish poison.
The young leaves, shoots and young fruits are consumed as a cooked vegetable or condiment. The ripe sour-sweet fruits are also eaten as a delicacy, mostly by children. Carminative: Either prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of gas.
Anthelmintic: Useful against tapeworms, but not other parasites. Alexiteric: It is believed to be useful in snake bite resists poison , but it is not sufficient antidote to the venom. It is a common practice to put a few berries of the plant in the milk that is given to young children as it is believed to prevent flatulence.
Sushruta describes the fruit as anthelmintic, restorative and tonic, and recommends their use along with liquorice root, for the purpose of strengthening the body and preventing the effects of age. Vidhang fruit extract has cestocidal activity and has activity against Ascaridia galli in infected fowl Gallus domesticus.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are effective in treating swollen gums. The dried fruit is used in decoctions for fevers and for chest and skin diseases. The fruit has antibacterial properties. Local names Cambodia: chou pruc. China: Bai hua suan teng guo. Indonesia: Kacembang Sundanese. Laos: reut jeum bang. Malaysia: Akar sulur kerang. Thailand: som kung peninsular. Vietnam: th[uf]n m[ux]n, c[aa]y m[ux]n, d[aa]y ng[us]t.
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Embelia ribes , commonly known as false black pepper , white-flowered embelia , vidanga , vaividang , vai vidang , or vavding ,  is a species in the family Primulaceae. In Ayurveda and Siddha , it is considered widely beneficial in variety of diseases  In particular embelin isolated from dried berries of Embelia ribes has a wide spectrum of biological activities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Database.
Vidanga (Embelia Ribes) - Properties, Benefits & Dosage
We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. Memory Improver or otherwise known as White-flowered Embelia Embelia ribes is a tropical bush or climbing shrub of usually m long and m tall. It has purple or red stalks. It is used in Ayurveda medicine. Dried seeds are powdered and used to kill tapeworms.
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It is commonly known as false black pepper or Vidanga. Embelia ribes has been proven to have great pharmacological potential with a great utility and usage as folklore medicine. The root, berries and leaves of Embelia ribes is used in herbal formulas. It is also commonly known as false black pepper or vidanga. It is considered to be vulnerable due to excessive harvesting; because of it is used in about 75 Ayurvedic preparations. Natural regeneration of E. On the other hand, artificial regeneration of this species is difficult due to its poor seed viability, low rate of germination, and poor rooting from stem cuttings 4.