Please note: correct botanical identification of plantsis not always certain under the best of circumstances. In this instance, we are talking about a tradition going back thousands of years. The written texts contained Sanskrit references to plants that were familiar to the authors at the time. India is a big country with lots of languages and some herbs are known by countless names and often, the same name is used for more than one plant. Considerable effort has been made to provide accurate correspondences, but scholars, harvesters, and processing laboratories often do not agree with each other. If you are certain about a mistake, please report it using the contact form on this site. However, there are some points over which consensus might not be reached, as for instance with Vidarikand, Vidarikanda, Vidari Kanda. Here, we are showing Ipomoea digitata, but there are others using Pueraria tuberosa, saying that Kshira-vidaari is Ipomoea digitata. In short, while agreement as to which herb should substitute for the astavarga plants is lacking, we are listing what our suppliers are actually providing.
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