Mañjiþ, Indian Mad- der, Rubia cordifolia Linn


Sanskrit: Mañjißhþhá


Hindi: Mañjiþ

English: Indian Mad- der

Latin: Rubia cordifolia Linn. (R. manjishta, R. se cunda)

Part Used: Root Habitat: A climbing plant found in the North- West

Himalayas, Nilgiris and other hilly districts of In- dia

Energetics: Bitter, sweet-cold-pungent PK- V+ Tissues: Plasma, blood, muscles

Systems: Circulatory, female reproductive

Action: Alterative, antitumor, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, hemostatic, lithotriptic

Uses: The best herb for blood purification. Blood circulation, controls bleeding, mends broken bones, amenorrhea, cancer, cleanses and regulates liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys; diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, edema, destroys kidney and gall stones, heart disease, hepatitis, herpes, jaundice, menopause, menorrhagia, painful menstruation, post partum uterus stimulation, paralysis, skin problems, tissue healing, traumatic injuries, skel- etal disease, Kapha disorders, joint pain, rheuma- toid arthritis, improves complexion and voice, helps destroy benign and malignant tumors. Precautions: Severe chills, aggravates Váyu Preparation: Decoction, powder, paste, ghee

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