Embelia ribes

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Embelia ribes
Embelia ribes seeds
Flowers and leaves
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Embelia
E. ribes
Binomial name
Embelia ribes

Embelia ribes, commonly known as false black pepper, white-flowered embelia, viḍaṅga (Sanskrit: विडङ्ग), vaividang, vai vidang, or vavding[1] is a species in the family Primulaceae. It was originally described by Nicolaas Laurens Burman in his 1768 publication Flora Indica.[2] It is widely distributed throughout India. In Ayurveda and Siddha, it is considered widely beneficial in a variety of diseases[3] In particular embelin isolated from dried berries of Embelia ribes has a wide spectrum of biological activities.

Uses of embelia[4][citation needed]:


  1. ^ "Sorting Embelia names". Multilingual Multiscript Plant Database. The University of Melbourne. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  2. ^ "Embelia ribes". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries; Australian National Botanic Gardens. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  3. ^ http://results2.ap.nic.in/general/plants/plshow.jsp?scode=1084&pln=VIDANGA[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Importance of Embelia Ribes: An Update | International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research". October 2013.

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