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Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) And Its Side Effects

Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Nutritional Value of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Health Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Uses of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Side-Effects & Allergies of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) Cultivation of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) And Its Side Effects

In ayurvedic medicine, Manjistha is a blood purifying herb. It cools and detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow. Manjistha also helps protect gums from receding. It is also believed to have astringent and anti-oxidant properties. Scientific studies have shown that it regulates blood pressure, blood vessel constriction and helps protect from blood clot formation. Manjistha can also be used to treat uric acid and arthritis. Combined with other products, it can treat urinary infections, diarrhoea, dysentery and chronic fevers. Manjistha can be used to treat irregular menstruation. This herb can be used both internally and externally to bring lustre to your skin and make it glow. It also helps removes pimples, freckles, other discolorations, and promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by injury or infection.

Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Manjistha is a branched climber that has bristles. The stem is slender and four angled. The flowers are very small, greenish white and arranged in a branched cluster.The fruit is round and fleshy. It grows up to 1.5m in height and has perennial leaves. The roots have brownish red bark and is used to produce red dye. The parts of the herb that are beneficial to us are stems and roots.

Nutritional Value of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Manjistha is rich in nutrients. Its principal constituents are purpurin, munjistin, xanthopurpurin and pseudopurpurin.

Health Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Health Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Blood purifier

This is the primary function of manjistha. A purified blood is necessary to have good skin and hair. Manjistha is a great blood purifier. It cleanses the blood and removes all toxins from it. Symptoms of skin diseases are effectively tackled by manjistha . It also boosts immunity levels

Promotes healing of injury

We incur cuts and bruises on our body whereby skin tissues gets damaged. Manjistha promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by injury or infection.

Treats calcium deficiency

Calcium is required in order to have strong bones and teeth. A decoction of manjistha is helpful in treating rickets and calcium deficiency.

Relives skin problems

Manjistha is a blood purifier and hence it can provide relief from various skin diseases. It relieves itching eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and herpes.

Relieves menstrual pain

Some women experience excruciating pain during their menstrual cycle. Manjistha is beneficial during painful menstruation and post natal ailments that affect the uterus.

Removes gall bladder stones

Manjistha cleans and regulates the pancreas, spleen, liver and kidneys. All of these organs have a role in digestion and cleansing of the body. By regulating these organs, manjistha indirectly promotes proper digestion and a clean bodily system.

Heals diabetic ulcers

People suffering from diabetes sometimes develop ulcers in the leg. This is a debilitating condition and should be treated as soon as they start appearing. Manjistha has the capability to heal diabetic ulcers. It can be consumed in the form of capsules or decoction.

Destroys tumors

Cancers are unfortunately becoming common. What is most frustrating about cancer is that there is no known cure for it. Manjistha can destroy both malignant and benign tumors.

Detoxifies the body

Manjistha is a very useful herb for people who are in the habit of eating toxic diet or are suffering from toxic emotions or people who are in the process of detoxifying their bodies. It is a wonderful support to the immune system since it eliminates toxins that could become overwhelming to it and increase blockages in the body.

Uses of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

There are no known alternative uses of manjistha.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Despite the myriad of health benefits it has, manjistha is not devoid of side effects. It should be avoided during pregnancy. The chemicals present in manjistha may cause cancer. Consuming it can change the colour of urine, perspiration, tears and breast milk.

Cultivation of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

Manjistha has been used in Indian medicine since centuries as a beauty treatment. Manjistha is an effective blood purifier and so has the ability to give glowing skin.The plant grows well in sub-tropical climates and prefers moist soil. It is mostly cultivated in the foots of the himalayas.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hii, I am 25 years old women. The upper skin layer of my eyelids comes off or sheds. Why is it so and what can I do to cure it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Pl start using pure desee ghee and pure turmeric powder and manjishtha powder mixed (if possible). You may fine crush manjishtha tab too and mix. In the meantime pl send close image of peeling skin. It could be fungal or other skin affection.

Good evening doctor, I am from uganda, age 29 but m developing green veins and red spider vein since I started using my bleaching lotion, how can I make them disappear for good.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
Whatever nutrients or toxins these bleaching lotion contains, these toxins actually hampers the glow of your skin. These toxins even cause blemishes, discoloration, redness, breakouts in skin. Massage with herbal oils like manjishtha-chandandanadi...

Sir I am suffering from ringworm several ringworm cream is used but no any profit what to do can you suggest any medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Tough ringworms can be cured by ayurvedic oils and ointments many times. For the time being pl use Tab Gandhak Rasayan 2 bd, Apply Marichyadi tel twice a day, use Manjishtha kwath for two weeks. For further vguidance pl send clear pic of skin wher...

I am 72 year old woman. I have been diagnosed with iv stage lung cancer but it has not spread to any other part. I am a diabetic and blood pressure patient also. Can I take cow urine for treatment purpose if yes then how much in qty?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Fresh cow urine of a virgin desi cow is always useful. There are other things like manjishtha, haridra and vajra, vaikrant bhasm etc as also shaleshmantak yogas for effective support in such dreaded issues. For any more guidance, pl send your late...

I have acne and open pores problem I want to get rid of acne and want to tighten my pores I try allot of product and home remedy too but it doesn't give me the result I want so what should I do to get rid of my problem can you please help we with that.

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Ayurveda, Mohali
Hello dear, you should have blood purifyng decoctions like neem, manjishtha,or khadiraarishta. Keep your skin clean by washing your face thrice a day with an ayurvedic facewash drink plenty of liquids and stay away from fast food and dust. Please ...
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