Bidhara (Bradhdaruk)


Bidhara Scientific Name

Argyreia speciosa (Argyreia nerbosa)

Bidhara Other Names

English: Elephant Creeper, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Woolly Morning Glory
Latin: Argyreia Speciosa Sweet
Sanskrit: Vidhara

What is Bidhara?

Bidhara, scientifically known as Argyreia nervosa, is a plant that is native Indian subcontinent. It can be found in Hawaii, Africa, and the Caribbean. Some of Bidhara’s other common names include Vidhara and Adhoguda. It is often used to treat leucorrhea, rheumatoid arthritis, oligospermia, general debility, diabetes, and swelling.

Common forms of Bidhara

Root, Seed Powder

Bidhara is commonly used for:

  • Developing cell and tissue rejuvenation (slowing the aging process)
  • Improving sperm quality and quantity
  • Increasing life expectancy
  • Increasing strength and immunity
  • Improving intelligence
  • Improving digestion strength
  • Improving voice tone and quality
  • Improving skin complexion
  • Inducing diarrhea and purgation
  • Relieving constipation

Bidhara Dosage

Root Powder: 3-6g or as prescribed.
Seed Powder: 1-2g or as prescribed.

Bidhara Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Not known.
Children: Not known.

Dried Bidhara (Bradhdaruk) seeds can cause inebriated conditions and hallucinations due to their intoxicating effects. The seeds are disallowed in various European countries.

Where to Buy Bidhara in the US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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