What is Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia)? - Information, uses & side effect

What is Manjishtha (Rubia Cordifolia)? - Information, uses & side effect

  • Manjistha is a branched climber that has bristles. The stem is slender and four angled. The flowers are very small, greenish white and arranged in a branched cluster.

  • The Manjistha roots have brownish red bark and are used to produce a red dye. The parts of the herb that are beneficial to us are stems and roots.

  • 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.

  • Despite the myriad of health benefits it has, manjistha is not devoid of side effects. It should be avoided during pregnancy. The chemicals present in manjistha may cause cancer. Consuming it can change the colour of urine, perspiration, tears and breast milk.

Products that contains Manjishtha -

Biotique Bio Coconut Cream 
Biotique Honey Water Pore Tightening Toner
Dabur Dashmoolarishta
Aimily Amyron Multivitamins Syrup

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