False Black Pepper

False Black PepperSanskrit name: Vidanga
Botanical name: Embelia ribes
Habitat: It is native to India.



  • Rasa (taste) : Pungent, Bitter
  • Virya (action) : Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Doshas (constitution) : Balances vata and kapha, increases pitta.

General information

Embelia ribes or False Pepper contains embelin and therefore has antibacterial properties. It also has soothing effects on cough and chest congestion and helps in treating respiratory tract disorders. Ayurveda has recommended this herb in the treatment of skin ailments.

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