Vidanga, commonly known as false black pepper, has various medicinal properties and is used in various ayurvedic formulations.
Vidanga is generally used to expel worms and parasites from the stomach due to its anthelmintic properties.
1. Intestinal Worms
Vidanga is a useful herb to manage worm infestation that includes threadworms, roundworm and types of worms due to its Krimighna property.
Vidanga controls vomiting, nausea, indigestion, and flatulence due to its hot potency. It also helps manage constipation due to its Rechana (laxative) property.
Vidanga has an antidepressant effect which helps in managing depression due to its Vata balancing property.
4. Throat infection
Vidanga has Kapha pacifying property as a result of which it reduces cough and throat infection.
Vidanga also works on reducing fat and clearing all toxins present in the body because of its hot potency that improves digestion and helps in the elimination of undigested foods.
6. Skin disease
Vidanga helps to control skin diseases by reducing toxins from the blood due to its Shodhan (purification) property.