Vidárí-kanda, Bilai-kand, Ipomoea digitata Linn


Sanskrit: Vidárí-kanda

ivadarI knd

Hindi: Bilai-kand

English: None

Latin: Ipomoea digitata Linn. (I. paniculata)

Part Used: Tuberous root

Habitat: The hotter regions of India Energetics: Bitter, sweet-cold-sweet VP- K+ Tissues: Fat, muscle, reproductive

Systems: Digestive, reproductive

Action: Tonic, alterative, aphrodisiac, demulcent, mucilaginous, diuretic, galactogogue, nutritive tonic, cholagogue, emmenagogue, rejuvenative Uses: Relative of the sweet potato, increases se- cretion of milk, emaciation, debility, poor diges- tion, increases weight, enlarged liver and spleen; moderates menstrual discharge, good for weak





Preparation: Powder, confection, decoction, milk decoction

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