Embelia ribes

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Embelia ribes
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Embelia ribes seeds
Scientific classification edit
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, vidanga, 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 variety of diseases[3]


  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. Retrieved 13 October 2009.
  3. ^ http://results2.ap.nic.in/general/plants/plshow.jsp?scode=1084&pln=VIDANGA[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Information at website of Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under ministry of health and welfare, Govt. of India [1] and, [2]
  • Jalalpure SS; Alagawadi KR; Mahajanashetti, Shah BN; Salahuddin; Singh V; Patil J.K, In Vitro Anthelmintic Property of Various Seeds Oils Against Pheritima posthuma, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2007 Jan-Feb; 69(1): 158-0 [3]
  • Caldecott, Todd (2006). Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life. Elsevier/Mosby. ISBN 0-7234-3410-7. Contains a detailed monograph on Embelia ribes (Vidanga), as well as a discussion of health benefits and usage in clinical practice. Available online at https://web.archive.org/web/20120620164521/http://www.toddcaldecott.com/index.php/herbs/learning-herbs/343-vidanga