Botanical name : Dioscorea pentaphylla Linn.
Names: Vidari kanda
English : Wild yam
Hindi : Vidhari Kand
Malayalam : Kattukizangu, Kattukachil
Rasa or Basic Taste : Madhura (Sweet)
Guna or Quality : Guru or heavy, Snigdha or slimy.
Virya or Potency : Seeta (cold potency)
Vipaka or Taste after digestion: Madhura (Sweet).
The useful part of Vidarikanda is Tuber and it helps to pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, emaciation. The medicine is found effective in different forms for different diseases such as skin, gastric related complaints such as anorexia, colic, burning sensation, vomiting, inflammation. For females it helps to prevent menorrhagia and general debility. It is also used to promote breast milk production similar to shatavari.
Medicines like Vidaryadi kashayam, Vidaryadi Lehyam are examples.
posted by Dr.Vijay
on 11 September 2010 19:00