Iahas-Vidarikanda-Pueraria tuberosa

Vidarikanda (Pueraria tuberosa)


Vidarikanda Scientific Name

Pueraria tuberosa

Vidarikanda Other Names

English: Indian Kudzu or Indian Kudju
Hindi: Vidarikand, Bidari Kand, Bidhari Kand
Sanskrit: Swadukanda, Ikshugandha, Kandapalaash, Bhumikushmaand

What is Vidarikanda?

Vidarikanda is an Ayurvedic herb with a wide variety of positive effects. For one, it strengthens heart muscles, allowing for the user to exercise more often. Next, it works as an immunity booster, defending the body against a wide variety of diseases. Vidarikanda works as a remedy for infertility, promoting healthy and increased semen production. It also acts as a galactogogue, which helps to improve milk production in breastfeeding mothers. It is also used to manage chest pain, rheumatism, and fever.

Common forms of Vidarikanda

Powder, Capsule, Tablet

Vidarikanda is commonly used for:

  • Controlling Alcohol addiction
  • Managing Coronary heart disease
  • Managing Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)
  • Treating diabetic retinopathy and kidney disease
  • Improving Athletic performance
  • Managing high blood pressure
  • Gaining healthy weight
  • Improving voice quality
  • Increasing production of breast milk in lactating mothers
  • Improving digestion in children
  • Osteoporosis

Vidarikanda Dosage

Powder: ½ – 1 teaspoon or as per your requirement.
Capsule: 1 capsule twice a day or as per your requirement.
Tablet : 1 tablet twice a day or as per your requirement.

Vidarikanda Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Vidarikanda might cause allergic reactions, headaches, fever, dizziness.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Since not enough scientific evidence is available, it is advisable to avoid or consult a physician before taking Vidarikanda.
Children: Not known.
Vidarikand may interfere with blood sugar levels during, before, and after surgery, so take it 14 days before surgery. Taking Vidarikand along with birth control pills might lower the effect, so consult a physician before taking Vidarikand with birth control pills. Vidarikand may lower blood sugar levels, so monitor your blood sugar level while taking it. If you have a liver disease, consult a doctor before taking Vidarikand because it may cause liver damage or worsen conditions like hepatitis. Vidarikand may interact with cardiovascular drugs, so consult your doctor before taking Vidarikand with cardiovascular drugs.

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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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