Manjistha is a blood-purifying herb known for its ability to detoxify and cleanse the body from accumulated toxins.
A Pitta balancing herb that pacifies excess body heat, Manjistha has been found to support healthy skin, relieve itching and other skin ailments.
ManjisthaÂ (Rubia cordifolia)
In ayurvedic medicine, Manjistha is a blood purifying herb. It cools and detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood, and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow. Manjistha also helps protect gums from receding. It is also believed to have astringent and anti-oxidant properties. Scientific studies have shown that it regulates blood pressure, blood vessel constriction, and helps protect from blood clot formation. Manjistha can also be used to treat uric acid and arthritis. Combined with other products, it can treat urinary infections, diarrhea, dysentery, and chronic fevers.
Manjistha can be used to treat irregular menstruation. This herb can be used both internally and externally to bring lustre to your skin and make it glow. Manjistha also helps removes pimples, freckles, other discolorations, and promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by injury or infection.
Rubia cordifolia L. is popular all over the world for its medicinal uses in skin diseases likeÂ eczema, dermatitis, and skin ulcers (1, 2).
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Dosage and Directions
Â½Â teaspoon mixed with honey,Â twice a day or as directed by your practitioner.
Store in a cool, dry place (below 30Â°C) away from direct sunlight.