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Vidari Kanda

Vidari  Kanda  {Ipomoea digitata}

Vidari Kanda also know as giant potatoe balances Vata

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for pacifying Vata
  2. Taste – Sweet, astringent, bitter
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Traditional Action: General tonic, good for voice and throat, treatments of cough, liver disorders
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Nourishing tonic, cholagague, lactogague, male infertility, improves complexion, and  used in the treatment of several gastro-intestinal disorders, fungus attack, indigestion, hemorrhoids, respiratory problems, ulcers, obesity, and worms


Modern Research

Controlled studies have shown decreases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, increased fibrinolytic and antioxidant activity, and a decrease in serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and atherogenic activity after several weeks, as well as its hypoglycemic  and antioxidant activity.