Vidari Kanda is known as the Indian Ginseng’s Grandmother, is revealed for its powerful nutritive properties that provide vitality and energy to the body. Vidari is patient, wise and is always willing to look after her ‘grandchildren,’ especially those hormones running wild in the body. It is properties are similar to Ashwagandha, Ashwagandha presenting more masculine qualities and Vidari feminine.
Vidari is a relative of Wild Yam, and it grows as a large tuber in the hotter regions of India. Similar to its Western sister ginseng, Vidari has strong nutritive properties with a particular affinity for the endocrine system. One example of this is how the biochemical glycoside, saponin, and diosgenin contained in Vidari are used by the body to produce cortisol. It is heavy, unctuous, sweet and cool, used to balance Vata and decrease Pitta. In excess, it increases Kapha and Ama. Vida means ‘to destroy, ‘ and adi means ‘enemy,’ and this refers to all to all Vata disorders, Vata being the ‘enemy’.
Depending on the unique needs of the individual, Vidari Kanda can be used in muscle weakness and wasting, Multiple sclerosis, sexual debility, it strengthens breast tissue and the female and male reproductive system. Also, like a grandmother, it is there to look after you when you have a cough or a sore throat and offer you relief. It is commonly taken with fat such as butter, milk or ghee to enhance its nourishing properties.
12 Properties of Vindari Kanda
- In males supports healthy male organs
- In females promotes healthy cycle and lactation health
- Immunity enhancer
- Supports a robust aging process
- Useful for the respiratory system and tuberculosis
- Muscles wasting and weakness
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Hoarse voice
- Cardiac tonic
- Nourishes the tissues