Manjistha, botanically known as Rubia cordifolia is a type of flowering plant from the coffee family Rubiaceae. It is a type of herbaceous climber of evergreen origin that grows up to a height of 10 meter. Manjistha, a potent blood-purifying herb is known by various names.
Manjistha has been used since ancient times for its powerful rejuvenate and blood-purifying properties. Several ayurvedic scriptures and texts mentions the use of this herb for the following indications including Pandu (treats skin disorders), Raktadoshahara (blood purifying), Yakrit Vikara (prevents liver infections), Sangrahini (treats diarrhoea), Jvara (useful in fever), Kamala (prevents jaundice), Kasahara (Relieves cough), Shonitasthapana (prevents bleeding), Vran Ropana (heals wounds) etc.
Imbued with potent hepatoprotective, anti-splenomegaly, anti-hepatomegaly, cholagogue, it is used for treating a host of issues including jaundice, liver infections, skin conditions, diarrhea, asthma, blood infections, fever, etc.
The Multiple Benefits Of Manjistha
Thanks to the anti-bacterial and anti-diarrhoeal properties, Manjistha is extensively used for removing bacteria from the intestines that leads to diarrhoea and other intestinal infections. It is specifically used for treating AMA ATISARA; an acute form of diarrhoea characterised by slimy, sticky, bowel, full of mucus and foul odour.
Combats Respiratory Issues
Enriched with powerful anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and anti-asthmatic properties, Manjistha is pivotal in treating all sorts of respiratory troubles. It is quintessential in managing common cold, sore throat, cough and flu symptoms. Not only does it thin and loosen catarrh deposits from the chest and nasal cavities but also eases breathing and helps the body to get rid of mucus.
Treats Liver Problems
Powered with hepatoprotective and hepatostimulative qualities, the root of Manjistha makes for an absolute remedy for most liver anomalies especially jaundice, which mostly affects the liver. The herb also provides support to the liver functioning by secreting bile and helps the liver enzymes to tune down to normal levels. By cleansing and detoxifying the liver, it improves liver functions.
Relieves PCOD Symptoms
Manjistha plays a quintessential role in regulating periods, treating postnatal ailments, and even helps in treating excessive abdominal pain and bleeding. Additionally, it also subdues pain during dysmenorrhea & encourages easy flow during menstrual cycle. For women suffering from PCOD, intake of formulations containing manjistha actively helps in purifying the blood and restore the health of the uterus leading to regular, healthy periods.
Promotes Skin Health
Blessed with a host of antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, the holistic science of Ayurveda acknowledges manjistha as a well-known one-step remedy for various skin conditions. Thanks to its blood purifying properties which helps in removing toxins from the blood, it not only helps in shielding the skin from oxidative radical damage due to the harmful UVA & UVB rays, but also reduces risk of various signs of aging like wrinkles, blemishes, spots, fine lines. It actively helps in treating allergic conditions like acne, pimples, zits, psoriasis, scabies, eczema and many more.