Vaibidang (Embelia ribes Burm. f.) is a red listed climbing shrub found in the semi-evergreen to evergreen forests of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and China, whose fruits are used in a large number of Ayurvedic formulations. It is traditionally used as analgesic, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifertility and anthelmintic in different parts of India. The dosage of traditional medicine prepared from this herb varies from region to region. Ripening and timely harvesting are also an important factor for the potency of this herb. Introducing fully mature seeds for raising planting materials is only an accessible way of its propagation.
Key words: Traditional, Myrsinaceae, ayurvedic, embelin, Arunachal Pradesh.
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