Character: The Remover
Vidanga has a unique and useful action on the colon. It is great for removing worms, bacteria and fungus in the intestines. This eliminates the symptoms of bloating and indigestion that accompany them. In addition to this it improves elimination and can help in constipation. It is also useful for stopping itching of the skin from a rash and helping to halt pigment disorders such as vitiligo.
Guna: Light, sharp and dry
Rasa: Pungent, bitter, astringent
Main Action: Digestive stimulant, carminative, contraceptive, laxative, de-wormer
Action on Doshas: Decreases Kapha and Vata; Increases Pitta
Action on Dhatus: plasma, blood, fat and reproductive
Description: Vidanga is able to remove worms and other invaders by strengthening the digestive system. It’s warm pungent qualities induce the natural healing capacity of the body to eliminate unwanted visitors. It may seem like Vidanga has a wide spectrum of actions, but it has been found that each part of the plant can be used to treat different conditions.
Precautions: High pitta, pregnancy
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