Latin Name Rubia cordifolia (Linn.)
English Name Indian Madder
Sanskrit / Indian Name Manjishtha
Rubia cordifolia is a perennial prickly creeper or climber with a wide range of morphological characters. The roots contain a mixture of purpurin (trihydroxy anthraquinone) and munjistin (xanthopurpurin-2-carboxylic acid), and small amounts of xanthopurpurin or purpuroxanthin and pseudopurpurin (purpurin-3-carboxylic acid). Several substituted naphthoquinones and hydroxy anthraquinones and their glycosides have been isolated from the roots. Aldehyde acetate, dihydromollugin, and rubimallin showed antibacterial activities.
Facts derived from Ayurveda texts and modern research:
Manjishtha helps overcome skin hyperpigmentation.
The herb inhibits the function of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is responsible for melanin production.
The detoxifying and potent antioxidant properties of Manjishtha lessen cell damage caused by free radicals.
It helps to overcome skin hyperpigmentation.
The roots are credited with tonic, astringent, antidysenteric, antiseptic, mild diuretic, and detoxification properties. They are used in rheumatism and form an ingredient of several Ayurvedic preparations. The roots are said to be active against Staphylococcus aureus and are made into a paste for application into ulcers, inflammations, and skin troubles. Roots are used also for coloring medicinal oils. A decoction of leaves and stems is used as a vermifuge.
1 tablet twice daily or as directed by your physician.
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Koyama et. al., Phytochemistry, 1992, 31, 2907.
Each tablet contains Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) root extract – 250 mg.
It is advisable to consult your physician before you start using the product in these situations:
Conditions which require special medical care
Specific contraindications that have not been identified
Please consult your physician if symptoms persist.