Botanical name – Rubia cordifolia
Family name – Rubiaceae
English name – Common Madder or Indian Madder
Common name – Common Madder
Synonyms – Vikasa, Jingi, Samanga, Kalameshika, Mandookaparni, Bhandiri, Bhandi, Aruna, Rasayani, Gandiri, Bhanditaki, Manjusha.
Habit – Perennial plant.
Useful Parts – Root
Common Uses – Energiser, anti-allergic for skin diseases, digestive, anti-inflammatory for abdominal pains, ulcers, and stomatitis. It is a potent blood purifier, anti-leprosy, and anti-diarrhoeal. It possesses dry and heavy to digest attributes. Many research suggested that it has anticancer activity, hepatoprotective effects, antimicrobial activity, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-stress and no-tropic activities.
Indications – Manjistha is used externally as a paste in ulcers, burns caused by fire, herpes, oedema. It is used internally in skin disorders, leucoderma, hyperpigmentation, herpes, amenorrhoea, bleeding disorders, diabetes, urolithiasis, disorders related to breast milk, and post parturition disorders.
Product description – Manjishtha powder, Manjisthadi Ghana Vati and Acne face pack.