Vidarikand (Pueraria  tuberosa  DC.) is commonly known as Indian kudzu. It is a perennial  climber with a woody tuberculated stem. It is a climbing, coiling and trailing vine with large   tuberous roots, distributed nearly throughout India except in very humid or very arid regions and ascending up to 1200 m.

Ayurvedic Action

Rasa (Taste)Sweet
Virya (Energy)Seeta, (Cold)
Vipak (Post-digestive effect)Madhura
Guna (Quality)Heavy, Unctuous
Doshic EffectBalances - V-P

Health Benefits

Male reproductive health

Traditionally Vidarikanda is used as a reproductive herb. Vidarikand churna in the dose of 6 grams per day for 30 days showed statistically significant results in Sexual desire, penile  erection and Penile Rigidity.  Hence the Vidarikanda is a worthy choice of drug in treating Klaibya (Erectile Dysfunction).

Vidarikanda contains Diazein, Puerarin, and Genistein which acts as Antioxidants, Nueroprotector, Antidepressant and Anxiolytic activity. The scientific analysis of reproductive activity analyses reveals that Diazein, Puerarin, and Genistein present in Vidarikanda interact with androgen receptors and help in the secretion of Testosterone hormone. 

Vidarikanda contains Tuberosin which acts as Antioxidant. By its antioxidant property of Tuberosin it secretes the Nitric oxide in penile tissue. Nitric oxide is a chemical compound that plays a major role in male sexual function. An abundance of nitric oxide can improve circulation and lead to more frequent erections.

For Athletic performance.

Vidarikanda possesses growth hormone inducing and nootropic properties. By induction of growth hormone Vidarikanda may promote weight gain and physical strength of the body.

Adaptogenic activity of Vidarikanda proves its utility in tolerating the stress produced as a result of physical and mental exertion. Apart from above potential Vidarikanda has immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties too. These properties of drugs have additional benefits in keeping the individual's fitness to the optimum level.

Heart health

Vidarikand has antioxidant properties and cardioprotective activity helps to reduce the  risk of a Heart attack also provides protection against strokes. Vidariganda contatones a Steroid saponin (disogenin) it reduces the level of serum cholesterol.

Certain substances present in Vidarikand induce relaxation of blood vessels and increase blood circulation in the arteries. This helps widen the blood vessels which helps lower blood pressure and consequently reduces the risk of Heart attacks.

Diabetic mellitus

Vidarikand might help manage Diabetes due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps reduce the blood sugar levels and also prevents damage to pancreatic cells, which leads to enhanced insulin secretion and sensitivity.

Antioxidant property of vidarikanda helps in the management of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage due to diabetes) . The antioxidant property of Vidarikand removes free radicals from our body and improves oxygen exchange in the kidney cells.

Dosage and side effects (only after consultation with an ayurvedic doctor).

Vidarikand Powder - 2-3gm twice a day or as directed by the doctor.

Part used: Root tuber
As such no severe toxicity or side effects have been found for vidarikand but the Herb in some cases is associated with nausea,headache, and fever.It might slow blood clotting.

  • It is a contraceptive, and suppresses ovulation.
  • It causes miscarriage.
  • It exerts post-coitus antifertility effect in women.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if kudzu is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.





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