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Vidanga Embelia ribes

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Vidanga is a small shrub that grows all over India. It is commonly known as ‘False Black Pepper’ as a result of the plants seeds bearing an un-canny resemblance to those of the black pepper plant. Its flowers are small and green and its leaves are large and glossy.

Traditionally, this plant was considered as a primary treatment for ridding children of worms and parasites.

The fruits are used in the traditional Ayurvedic formula for Mahanarayan Oil that we have made a version of in Active Oil.