Science of Herbs

Embelia Ribes

Embelia Ribes

Common Name: Vaividang, Vidang, Tandula, Krimighna
English Name: Embelia, False Black Pepper
Botanical Name: Embelia ribes Burm.F
Family: Myrsinaceae

Description: shrub, almost a climber. The plant possesses petiolate leaves and has small, whity-pink flowers in racemes at ends of the branches. The berries (the drug) are minute, round, spherical fruits (not unlike peppercorns) and vary in colour from red to black

Chemical Constituents: Embelin, Christembine, Homoembelin, Vilangine, Quercitol .

Properties: Improves the functioning of the digestive system and alleviates flatulence, gaseous belching and constipation. Vidanga is especially used in problems of digestive system and also in piles, toothache, lung infection and sore throat.

Used in the following MATXIN products:

  • Respimet syrup
  • Laxotabs tablets