Iahas-Manjistha-Indian Madder

Manjistha (Indian Madder)


Manjistha Scientific Name

Rubia cordifolia

Manjistha Other Names

English: Indian Madder
Hindi: Manjistha
Sanskrit: Manjista

What is Manjistha?

Manjistha or Indian madder is a root of the herb known for it’s incredible blood purification property and widely used in Ayurveda, especially for treating disorders associated with blood impurities. It helps in disintegrating the blockages in blood flow and removes sluggish blood. It promotes skin whitening when used externally on skin. It has an astringent property which helps in keeping the skin shiny and healthy. Washing eyes with decoction containing Manjistha reduces watery discharge through eyes.
Manjistha has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property that prevents skin acne and rashes and reduces associated inflammation. It is also very useful in treating diarrhea, indigestion and maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.

Common forms of Manjistha

Powder, Oil, Tablets, Capsules

Manjistha is commonly used for:

Manjistha Dosage

Powder: ½ – 1 teaspoon or as per your requirement
Oil: 2-5 drops or as per your requirement
Capsule: 1-2 capsules twice a day
Tablet: 1-2 tablets twice a day

Manjistha Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Constipation, mainly in case of over-consumption.
Not so common side-effects: Urine and stool color might change into orange or brown.
Pregnant and nursing mothers: Avoid using without medical supervision.
Children: Not known.

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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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