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Manjistha {Rubia Cardifolia}

Manjistha or Common Madder is good for Pitta and Kapha

 Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Balances Pitta and Kapha
  2. Taste – Bitter, astringent, sweet
  3. Energetics – Heating
  4. Main Action: Blood purifier and rejuvenator of the skin
  5. Other Uses: Works to purify the blood, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation. It is used for skin conditions including acne, blisters, skin infections and to heal wounds. It also helps immproves the complexion and cleanses wounds and manjishtha ghee is used for burns.


Modern Research

It has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties and as an immune regulator. It has also been studied for its inhibitory effects on the growth of abnormal cell lines.