Embelia ribes

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Embelia ribes
Vidanga Seeds.JPG
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] In particular embelin isolated from dried berries of Embelia ribes has a wide spectrum of biological activities.


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

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