Indian Madder

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Biological Name: Rubia manjishta, Rubia secunda, Rubia cordifoliaIndian Madder

Family: Rubiaceae

Other Names: Manjishta, Indian Madder, Manchatti, Manjishtha, Gandari, Manjit

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to mountainous areas and hills of India.

Elements Applied: Fruit and root are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to boost metabolic rates, reduce tumors, relieve diarrhea and obstructions, induce urination, promote menstruation, and prevent bleeding.

The range of conditions in which the herb is applied includes: menstrual cramps, menorrhagia, menopause, gall and kidney stones, aching joints, jaundice, herpes, hepatitis, heart conditions, edema, dysmenorrhea, dysentery, diarrhea, cancer, blood cleansing, hemorrhage, amenorrhea, urinary passage obstruction, rheumatoid arthritis, skin conditions, and paralysis.

The plant may also be applied to regulate and purify liver, kidneys, pancreas, and spleen.

The fruit is particularly applied for liver conditions. The root made into paste is used for eliminating freckles and pale skin.

Preparation and Intake: The herb is applied in form of ghee, paste, powder, and decoction.

Safety: Warning! May lead to acute chills.

There is no further data concerning the herb’s safety level.

Exercise care. Ayurvedic plants are commonly used in conjunction with other remedies to reduce the toxic effect one of the may produce on the body. Speak to your health-care provider before using the herb.