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     FOREVER Vidarikanda

Pueraria tuberosa

Sanskrit

:

Vidarikanda

English

:

Indian kudju

Latin name

:

Pueraria tuberosa

Family

:

Fabaceae

Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties

Rasa

:

Madhur (sweet)                    

Guna

:

Guru (heavy), Snigdha (oily)

Virya

:

Shita (cold)

Vipaka

:

Madhur (sweet)

Doshakarma

:

Vata-pittashamak (alleviate V and P Dosha)

 

Useful parts

:

Tubers

Medicinal uses

:

It is also diuretic, emetic, galactogogue and tonic. It is also useful in hepato- spleenomegaly.

Dose

:

Churna (powder) 3-6 gms.

Important formulations

:

Chyavanprash, Dashmularishta

Uses as home remedy:

  1. In swelling, it should be applied as paste at the same.
  2. In general debility, it should be taken in the dose of 5 gm daily along with milk.

 Summary:

In Ayurveda, this herb is used as a general tonic, for headaches, and as a rejuvinative and aphrodisiac. The roots are said to be used in medicine as a demulcent and refrigent in fevers, as cataplasm for swelling of joints, and as lactagogue. Recent studies show that vidarikanda has the specific property of bone formation. It is also useful to strengthen the reproductive system and it can be used in the treatment of male infertility.


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