Manjistha also known as Rubia Cordifolia or Indian madder grows throughout in India and is considered to be one of the most valuable herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.
It is used for improving the complexion) and as a detoxifier and it pacifies the pitta doshas. It alleviates all the three doshas. It is a potent blood purifier and anti diarrhoeal and excellent for lymphatic support.
Our lymphatic system drains the wastes from our body and regulates our immune system. It is pumped through muscular contractions, so if one is sedentary, the lymphatic system will eventually become sedentary and will create toxicity in lymphatic related tissues such as breasts, skin, joints, and muscles.
Above reason explain why it is so important to do even simple exercise such as walking. 🙂 However is somebody is bedridden and can’t move much than lymphatic system drainage can become an issue.
When the lymph system become sluggish, people complain of fatigue, exhaustion, sore throats, puffy hands and feet, and weight gain etc.
Manjistha herb that supports the natural function of the lymphatic system allowing nutrition to feed the cells and wastes to be removed from the body in an effective manner.
In India it is sold both in syrup form as well as tablet form and also available from amazon and other major online stores.
Medicinal properties of Manjistha:
Detoxifier: As per ayurveda science, manjistha is able to bind the free radical and toxins which cause inflammation, skin disease, ulcers etc.
It also regulates blood pressure and used effectively just like neem leaves to treatment of skin diseases.
Manjistha is beneficial in case of loss of appetite.
Womens’ health: It is useful treating many gynaecological problems, like white discharge and irregular menstruation, menstrual bleeding, etc.
Urinary problems: It is also anti-diabetic and useful in treating urinary problems.
Manjistha is useful as an adjunct in treating hepatitis can be taken in case of tuberculosis with doctor advice.