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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.

Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) And Its Side Effects

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Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Nutritional Value of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Health Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Blood purifier
Promotes healing of injury
Treats calcium deficiency
Relives skin problems
Relieves menstrual pain
Removes gall bladder stones
Heals diabetic ulcers
Destroys tumors
Detoxifies the body
Uses of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Cultivation of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)

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)

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

I have 2 stone in both kidneys. 6 mm.their is stomach pain & abdominal pain. Please suggest remedies.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
* Drink at least 12 cups of fluids each day * Limit your intake of caffeinated beverages * Your urine should be pale in color * avoiding these foods: Spinach, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Chocolate, Wheat bran, Nuts, Beets, Brewed tea There are so many medicines in ayurveda to remoove kidney stone. Shilapuspha – Didymocarpus PedicellataPasanabheda (Ciliata) – Bergenia Ligulata Or Saxifraga Ligulata) Manjishtha (Indian Madder) – Rubia CordifoliaNagarmotha (Umbrella’s Edge) – Cyperus ScariosusApamarga (Prickly Chaff Flower) – Achyranthes AsperaGojiha (Sedge) – Onosma BracteatumSahadevi (Purple Fleabane) – Vernonia CinereaHajrul Yahood Bhasma (Badrashma Bhasma) – Lime Silicate Calx For Dose, Direction of uses and Suitable medicines, You can talk to me privately withthout hesitation on Lybrate.

I am suffering from kidney stone for 1 month The stone is of 4 mm in my right kidney.

MS - General Surgery, MCh Urology
Urologist, Hyderabad
Respected Sir 1.You will pass out this 4 mm stone spontaneously without any medicine. Just make sure you drink plenty of oral fluids daily, atleast 2.5 to 3 litres per day 2.Limit the amount of salt intake in your diet. Do not add extra salt. 3.Limit the intake of animal proteins like red meat and fish 4.Include seasonal fruits and vegetables in the diet on a daily basis. 5.Avoid soft drinks and energy drinks like Red Bull. 6.Limit high oxalate containing foods like chocolates, nuts, spinach etc. Hope this helps Get well soon Thanks.
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Sir my name is sanjeev I have sweating problem too much excess of sweat comes in cold day too its feel embarrassed please suggest me hlp to get out of this problem.

BAMS, D.S.Naik Ayurved Mahavidhyalaya, Dhule
Ayurveda, Surat
Hello. Use manjishtha churn lodhra churn chandan churn for bathing. Just mix all these powders with rose water or milk or olieve oil. Then apply it on your body daily. Scrub it. For scrubbing direction must be upwards. U get relief within a weak, but continue this for 6 months.

I am a student and I am too much troubled by pimples on my face. I don't have done any treatments. Its about 6 month to pimples on my face. I crack these pimples many times. So please suggest me any good treatment.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Do not crack pimples. U r inviting scars. Clean stomach by herbs once a week. Wash face with cold water. Apply aloe Vera garden fresh pylp. Keep overnight. Wash in the morning. After few days apply varnyadi gana herbal combo as per directions, on face. Orally start Manjishtha, neem, haridra tab/ capsules 1 bd each for a month.

Home remedy for pigmentation on the face. I got this discoloration of the skin on my fcewhen I was pregnant. Is there any treatment for this, please let me know.

Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Good Morning, For Discolourations​ you should apply Manjishtha Churna with honey. Also start taking Mahamanjishthadi kwath 20 ml twice a day for blood purification and proper colour tone. For better results you need to provide proper history and symptoms. You can consult privately for accurate treatment.

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Acne - 7 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You Manage It!

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
Acne - 7 Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help You Manage It!

Yauvan pidika or acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin disorder which is prevalent in both males and females. When the sebaceous glands present on skin produce excessive sebum, the hair follicles present on skin get clogged leading to the formation of acne. According to ayurveda, kapha, pitta & rakta and meda or fat dhathu are responsible for producing acne.

Ayurvedic treatment aims to eliminate the problem from its root. Herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and Kushta (Saussurea lappa) are known for their properties to reduce acne. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Chandana (Santalum album) are also effective in treating acne. The application of Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) and Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides) is believed to provide satisfactory results. Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are known for their blood purifying properties, which can lessen the occurrence of acne and pimple in the long run.

The following are some of the ayurvedic remedies for treating acne:

  1. To reduce the growth of pimple, rub powder of jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and apply it on the pimple.
  2. The peel of orange has medicinal properties that can be used effectively in the treatment of pimple. Make a paste of orange peel powder and rose water; apply it on your face on a regular basis. It is an effective remedy that cures acne and improves the skin tone.
  3. To achieve an immediate result, apply a paste of lodhra (symplocos crateigodies), vach (acorus calamus) and dhania (coriander). Improvement will be noticed within 7 days.
  4. A paste of red chandan (red sandalwood) and jaiphal (nutmeg) are also effective in reducing the appearance of acne and pimples.
  5. Apply a paste of masoor dal (red lentils) with milk, ghee and camphor on your face. It reduces the appearance of acne and clears the scars which are left behind.
  6. Prepare a paste of lemon, kalaunji (seeds of fennel flower) and milk. Apply it on your face on a regular basis before going to bed. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This remedy ensures speedy disappearance of acne.
  7. Make a mixture of nimbu (lemon), extracts of tulsi (basil) and black kasundi (coffee pods), dry it in sun and apply the mixture on face. It is a powerful remedy that is known to cure the problem of acne.

Besides these home remedies, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will also enable you to reduce the risk of recurrent acne. Ayurveda provide you with best ayurvedic solutions to manage the acne problem.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia) Benefits And Side Effects in Hindi - मंजिष्ठा के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia) Benefits And Side Effects in Hindi - मंजिष्ठा के फायदे और नुकसान

मंजिष्ठा का वैज्ञानिक नाम रुबिया कार्डीफोलिया है. मंजिष्ठा के फायदे रक्त शोधक के रूप में ज्यादा देखे जाते हैं. बेल के रूप में उगने वाली मंजिष्ठा भारत के पहाड़ी इलाकों में पाई जाती है. औषधीय इस्तेमाल के लिए इसकी जड़ों का प्रयोग किया जाता है. बेल के रूप में उगने वाली मंजिष्ठा, विभिन्न त्वचा रोगों और जोड़ों के विकारों के लिए जिम्मेदार रक्त में मौजूद विषाक्त पदार्थों को दूर करता है. कसैले, थर्मोजेनिक और कायाकल्प जैसे गुणों वाले मंजिष्ठा में असंतुलित पित्त को संतुलित करने की भी क्षमता होती है. इसके अन्य फायदे भी हैं.

1. त्वचा की देखभाल में
त्वचा की देखभाल करने में भी इसकी स्पष्ट भूमिका है. इसकी इसमें ख़ास बात ये है कि इसके आंतरिक और बाह्य दोनों रूप में इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. त्वचा को कई तरह से फायदा पहुंचाता है जैसे कि ये मुंहासे, मलिनिकरण, उज्जवल चमक, झाइयाँ, एक्जीमा, खुजली, त्वचा एलर्जी आदि. इसके लिए मंजिष्ठा पाउडर में थोड़ा शहद मिलाकर चहरे पर लगाएं. इसके आलावा 100 ग्राम संतरे के छिलके का पाउडर और 50 ग्राम चन्दन पाउडर, 50-50 ग्राम हल्दी और मंजिष्ठा के पाउडर को मिलाकर एक अच्छा फेसपैक तैयार किया जा सकता है.
2. गठिया में मंजिष्ठा के लाभ
मंजिष्ठा के फायदे हमें जोड़ों के दर्द में भी पता चल जाते हैं. कभी-कभी गठिया में सुजन भी हो जाता है. इस सूजन को दूर करने में इसकी भूमिका होती है. इसके अलावा यह भूख में सुधार रक्तस्त्राव, अपच, पेचिश, अल्सर, दस्त, परजीवी कीड़े जैसी बिमारियों में भी इसका फायदा नजर आता है.
3. बालों की देखभाल में मंजिष्ठा का उपयोग
बालों के लिए तो मंजिष्ठा एक रामबाण औषधि है. दरअसल ये बालों को प्राकृतिक रंग देने का काम करती है. यही नहीं ये सफ़ेद बालों की समस्या को प्रभावी ढंग से ठीक कर सकती है. ये बालों में गहराई से प्रवेश करके उन्हें पोषण देकर उन्हें टूटने से बचाती है. इससे आपके बाल लम्बे भी होते हैं.
4. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता सुधारने में
मंजिष्ठा के तमाम लाभों और गुणों में एक ये भी है कि इससे आपके शरीर की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता भी ठीक होती है. ये आपके शरीर को प्रभावित करने वाले तमाम संक्रमणों से लड़कर आपको स्वस्थ रखती है. मंजिष्ठा आपको इस तरह से अपने गुणों के कारण तमाम रोगों से बचा सकती है.
5. लसिका तंत्र सिस्टम्स के लिए
लसिका तंत्र को दुरुस्त करने का काम भी मंजिष्ठा बखुब करती है. दरअसल ये कोशिकाओं के पोषण में मदद और शरीर से तमाम अपशिष्टों को बाहर निकालने में मददगार साबित होती है. इसका प्रयोग पुराने घावों को ठीक करने में भी किया जाता है. इसके लिए आपको घावों को काढ़े से धोना चाहिए और इसके बाद इसके अर्क से पट्टी करनी चाहिए. ऐसा करने से आपके पुराने घाव जल्दी ही ठीक होने लगते हैं.
6. पीरियड्स में
इसका काढ़ा महिलाओं के लिए पीरियड्स के दौरान बहुत उपयोगी साबित होता है. दरसल मंजिष्ठा का काढ़ा आपके पीरियड्स मिस होने जैसी समस्याओं से आपको राहत दिलाता है. यही नहीं ये स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं के स्तन के दूध को भी शुद्ध करता है.
7. बुखार में
बुखार एक आम बीमारी है. ये अक्सर किसी न किसी को होती ही रहती है. इसके होने के अलग-अलग कारण हैं. लेकिन मंजिष्ठा आपको इससे बचाता है. इसके अलावा ये आपको आँतों के अल्सर और पेशाब के रास्ते के संक्रमण से भी बचाता है.

मंजिष्ठा के नुकसान
मंजिष्ठा का कोई ख़ास दुष्प्रभाव तो नहीं देखा गया है लेकिन गर्भवती महिलाओं और स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं को इसके इस्तेमाल में सावधानी बरतने की जरुरत है. जहाँ तक संभव हो अपने चिकित्सक के निर्देशानुसार ही इसका इस्तेमाल करें. छोटे बच्चों को इसकी कम से कम मात्रा दें वरना नुकसान पहुंचा सकता है.
 

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Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Yauvan pidika or acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin disorder which is prevalent in both males and females. When the sebaceous glands present on skin produce excessive sebum, the hair follicles present on skin get clogged leading to the formation of acne. According to ayurveda, kapha, pitta & rakta and meda or fat dhathu are responsible for producing acne.

Ayurvedic treatment aims to eliminate the problem from its root. Herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and Kushta (Saussurea lappa) are known for their properties to reduce acne. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Chandana (Santalum album) are also effective in treating acne. The application of Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) and Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides) is believed to provide satisfactory results. Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are known for their blood purifying properties, which can lessen the occurrence of acne and pimple in the long run.

The following are some of the ayurvedic remedies for treating acne:

  1. To reduce the growth of pimple, rub powder of jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and apply it on the pimple.
  2. The peel of orange has medicinal properties that can be used effectively in the treatment of pimple. Make a paste of orange peel powder and rose water; apply it on your face on a regular basis. It is an effective remedy that cures acne and improves the skin tone.
  3. To achieve an immediate result, apply a paste of lodhra (symplocos crateigodies), vach (acorus calamus) and dhania (coriander). Improvement will be noticed within 7 days.
  4. A paste of red chandan (red sandalwood) and jaiphal (nutmeg) are also effective in reducing the appearance of acne and pimples.
  5. Apply a paste of masoor dal (red lentils) with milk, ghee and camphor on your face. It reduces the appearance of acne and clears the scars which are left behind.
  6. Prepare a paste of lemon, kalaunji (seeds of fennel flower) and milk. Apply it on your face on a regular basis before going to bed. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This remedy ensures speedy disappearance of acne.
  7. Make a mixture of nimbu (lemon), extracts of tulsi (basil) and black kasundi (coffee pods), dry it in sun and apply the mixture on face. It is a powerful remedy that is known to cure the problem of acne.

Besides these home remedies, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will also enable you to reduce the risk of recurrent acne. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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4 Ayurvedic Ways To Manage Bad Breath!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), diploma in anorectal disease , master in ayurveda
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
4 Ayurvedic Ways To Manage Bad Breath!

Bad breath, also known as halitosis medically, is a much bigger problem than just being a cause for social embarrassment. It could be a symptom of an underlying disorder in your body which when corrected, will result in bad breath being resolved as well. However, in most cases, halitosis or bad breath occurs due to gum and teeth problems or due to life style habits such as a bad diet. Ayurveda has cure for both the problems and offers specialized treatment as well as home remedies.

Some general tips to fight bad breath
Bad breath may occur due to a combination of bad diet or digestive problems as well as oral hygiene issues. Some of the common things to follow, which will reduce your bad breath, especially concerning oral hygiene, are mentioned below 
1. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after every meal as it helps clean food particles which may contribute to bad breath
2. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Dryness of the mouth can often cause bad breath
3. Brush your teeth, preferably at least twice daily and clean your tongue every time you brush your teeth
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking and excessive consumption of caffeine products
5. Use natural breath fresheners such as mint leaves and parsley
6. Don’t use breath mints, mouth fresheners or mouthwashes which have alcohol in them as they may further dry up your mouth, causing bad breath
7. Try and include more of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet as these will keep you hydrated and supply you with the necessary nutrients to keep your digestive system functional and thus reduce bad breath.

Ayurveda for bad breath
Some of the home remedies as well as specialized Ayurvedic medications that can effectively combat bad breath are mentioned below. However, if you have a persistent problem, it is best to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner who can help you with tailor made combinations specifically suited to your problem.

  1. Fenugreek or ‘methi’ and tea leaves: Methi is known to have many medicinal properties in Ayurveda. Boil methi leaves into a cup of tea and drink it once a day to see quick and lasting results.
  2. Cardamom seeds: This is a quick and effective remedy for bad breath, especially for social occasions. Chew on a few cardamom seeds after a smelly meal and it can definitely take care of your bad breath temporarily.
  3. Honey ginger and lemon combo: If your body has more ‘Kapha’ based symptoms, then this is a very good remedy. Mix equal amounts of honey with ginger juice and lemon juice and use that concoction to slowly gargle your mouth and then rinse.
  4. Some specialized medications: Certain special medications may be prescribed by your Ayurveda practitioner such as:
    • Kushtha, Nagarmotha, Cardamom, and licorice mixtures
    • Dashan Sanskar Churna which is a specially formulated charcoal powder meant for brushing
    • Special mixtures made from ingredients such as Manjishtha, Clove, Khadir, Cardamom, Betel nut, Black Pepper, Mayaphal, Kulinjan, Cumin seeds, Vidang, Bakul, and Camphor among others; either in the form of edible medication or in the form of mouthwashes.
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Ayurvedic Treatment For Autoimmune Disorders!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Treatment For Autoimmune Disorders!

When the immune system of the body reacts against the tissues of its own body, it is called an autoimmune disorder. To put it more dramatically, the body becomes its own enemy. The immune system of your body keeps fighting disease causing germs and bacteria, but in rare cases, the immune system might malfunction and fight its own body causing different disorders. These disorders may be caused due to genetic issues or due to mutations. According to ayurveda, autoimmune disorders are a result of constant unhealthy lifestyle and diet. Ayurveda works at the root cause of the disease where it starts treating the malfunctioning immune system.

Here is how ayurveda treats autoimmune disorders:

  1. Toxin removal: Ayurveda starts working on removing the toxins from the body. According to ayurveda, toxins or ama in the body interfere with the proper functioning of the immune system, which often leads to autoimmune diseases. Usually shunthi, haritaki, pippali, maricha, hingu and saindhav lavan are used to detoxify the body.
  2. Metabolism correction: Not only will ayurveda detoxify the body, but it will also correct the metabolism which gets messed up when afflicted with an autoimmune disorder. Neem, guggulu, guduchi, vasa, patola patra and ghrita are used to correct the metabolism.
  3. Increase in ojus production: Ojus is the component which helps in the nourishment of the immune system. It is generally received from the food you eat. Due to dysfunctional immune system causing the impairment of metabolism, production of ojas decreases to almost nil. Hence ayurveda increases its production. Guduchi, haridra, manjishtha, amalaki, nirgundi, yashtimadhu and pippali are used to increase ojha production.
  4. Immune system correction: Lastly, ayurveda works at correcting the immune system. If the immune system is not corrected, then the above treatment procedure will just be useless. Ghrita, haritaki, bahera, amalaki, ela and dadim are used generally to calm the immune system and rejuvenate it. They help correct the immune system for normal functioning.

Autoimmune disorders may not be easily treated, but that doesn't mean you cannot expect it to cure or witness a miracle. You just need some faith and confidence alongside proper treatment and you are ready to roll. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Nutritional Value of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Health Benefits of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Blood purifier
Promotes healing of injury
Treats calcium deficiency
Relives skin problems
Relieves menstrual pain
Removes gall bladder stones
Heals diabetic ulcers
Destroys tumors
Detoxifies the body
Uses of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
Cultivation of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)