Skin disorders, Rheymatism, Urinary infection
Effective in skin pigmentation disorders
Manjishtha (Indian Madder/Rubia cordifolia) is helpful in skin conditions like
uneven pigmentation and eczema. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India
recommends the use of the dried stem of Manjishtha in blood, skin and
urogenital disorders, dysentery, piles, ulcers, inflammation, erysipelas, skin
diseases and rheumatism. The roots, leaves and seeds of the herb are
beneficial for amenorrhea, liver diseases and gall bladder and spleen ailments.
The climbing rugose vine with reddish roots is found in the Himalayas and in
hill stations across India.
The roots are rich in anthraquinones and approximately 20 glycosides. The
key components include purpurin (trihydroxy anthraquinone), munjistin
(xanthopurpurin-2-carboxylic acid), peudopurpurin (purpurin-3-carboxylic
acid) and free alizarin as well as its glucoside. These compounds impart
antibacterial, expectorant and diuretic properties to the herb. Antitumor
cyclic hexapeptides have also been isolated from the root.
Gastrointestinal: Manjishtha is beneficial in gastrointestinal ailments like loss
of appetite, dyspepsia and worm infestations.
Skin disorders: The herb is an effective blood detoxifier that helps in the
management of skin disorders such as skin hyperpigmentation, eczema, acne,
scabies and skin allergies. Studies have shown that Manjishtha extract reduces
hyperproliferation of epidermal skin cells and modulates the aberrant
keratinocyte-differentiating activity commonly seen in psoriasis.
Anti-inflammatory: Manjishtha extract reduces inflammation and has analgesic
properties which help in treating joint inflammation.
Urinary tract infections: Recurrent urinary tract infections can be healed by
the diuretic and antibacterial properties of Manjishtha.
One capsule, twice a day or as directed by your physician
Each capsule contains 250mg extract of Manjishtha
Note: Since Himalaya’s Pure Herbs are in capsule form, some children below
14 years may find it difficult to swallow them. For this reason, Pure Herbs are
recommended for children ages 14 and above.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional
medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat your problem
without consulting your doctor.
Last Updated @ 7/26/2018 10:20:13 AM