|Name: Indian Madder
Name: Rubia cordifolia, Rubia manjishta, Rubia secunda
Names: Indian Madder, Manjishtha, Manjit
This is a climbing plant found in the
Himalayas and hill stations in India.
Used: Root, fruit
alterative, anti-tumor, astringent,
deobstruent, diuretic, emmenagogue, hemostatic, lithotriptic
blood circulation and purification
kidney and gall stones
obstructions in urinary passages
This herb is also used to
cleanse and regulate liver, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys.
The fruit is useful in
hepatic obstructions. Root paste removes freckles, and discoloration of
Decoction, powder, paste, ghee
Caution: May cause severe
No further information about the safety of this herb is available.
Use caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.
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