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Herb Information
Name: Indian Madder
Biological Name: Rubia cordifolia, Rubia manjishta, Rubia secunda

Rubiaceae

Other Names: Indian Madder, Manjishtha, Manjit

Gandari, Manchatti, Manjishta

Description:

 

This is a climbing plant found in the Himalayas and hill stations in India.

Parts Used: Root, fruit
Medicinal Applications

Action 

alterative, anti-tumor, astringent, deobstruent, diuretic, emmenagogue, hemostatic, lithotriptic

Uses:

amenorrhea
bleeding
blood circulation and purification
cancer
diarrhea
dysentery
dysmenorrhea
edema
heart disease
hepatitis
herpes
jaundice
joint pain
kidney and gall stones
menopause
menorrhagia
painful menstruation
paralysis
skin problems
rheumatoid arthritis
obstructions in urinary passages

This herb is also used to cleanse and regulate liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.

The fruit is useful in hepatic obstructions. Root paste removes freckles, and discoloration of the skin.

Dosage: Decoction, powder, paste, ghee
Safety:

Caution: May cause severe chills.

No further information about the safety of this herb is available. 

Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.

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