Manjistha which goes by the scientific name Rubia cordifolia is a type of flowering plant from the coffee family Rubiaceae. Manjistha is an herbaceous branched climber or creeper of evergreen origin that grows up to 10 m. It has thick, long, cylindrical, bark which is red in colour and long, slender, quadrangular stems that are sometimes prickly or glabrous. The leaves are ovate or heart shaped, pointed, and arranged in a whorl on the stems. The flowers are very small, greenish white and arranged in a branched cluster. Fertile flowers are followed by small globose berries that are initially green turning in to bluish-black, or reddish-purple as they mature



Health Benefits

Treats Diarrhoea

The potent anti-bacterial and anti-diarrhoea properties of Manjistha is extensively used for removing bacteria from the intestines that causes diarrhoea and other intestinal infections. When ingested in prescribed amounts, it can be used for treating a type of diarrhoea known as AMA ATISARA i.e. acute diarrhoea where the bowel is slimy, sticky, full of mucus and has a foul odor. This formulation not only removes the toxins from the body but also effectively reduces the frequency of stools and even treats dysentery..

Fights Respiratory Issues

Blessed with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-biotic, and anti-asthmatic properties, Manjistha is considered to be a well-known traditional remedy for all sorts of respiratory troubles.  It is pivotal in treating the common cold, sore throat, cough and flu symptoms. It also actively thins and loosens rheum particles within the chest and nasal cavities and hence eases breathing and helps the body to get rid of mucus. It is also beneficial for treating asthma and other bronchial conditions.

Remedies Liver Anomalies

Powered with potent hepatoprotective and hepatostimulative properties, Manjistha makes for a magical remedy for most liver anomalies especially jaundice, in which the liver gets mostly effected. The herb not only provides support to the liver functioning by secreting bile but also helps the liver enzymes to tune down to normal levels. It also cleanses and detoxifies the liver and improves liver functioning.

Aids In Weight Loss

The abundance of flavonoids and bioactive components in Manjistha root helps the body shed excess weight faster. Enriched with fibre and essential nutrients, formulations containing manjistha when taken regularly, help satiate sudden hunger pangs and prevent overeating and hence can play a pivotal role in one’s weight loss regimen. The herb also reduces the accumulation of LDL (i.e. Low-Density Lipoproteins or bad cholesterol) in the body, thereby improving metabolism and facilitating the body in maintaining a proper weight.

Prevents Ulcers

The anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties of the bright-red Manjistha root holds high significance in treating different types of ulcers like ulcerative colitis, peptic ulcer, canker sores or mouth ulcers, etc. The bioactive components in the herb helps in healing mouth and gastric ulcers. It also helps to speed up the healing process and improves wound contracting ability, tissue regeneration, and wound closure so as to facilitate faster healing.

Remedies PCOD Symptoms

Manjistha is a magical remedy for all sorts of hormonal problems. It plays a quintessential role in regulating periods, treating postnatal ailments, and even helps to treat excessive abdominal pain/bleeding. Additionally, it also subdues the pain during dysmenorrhea and encourages easy flow during the menstrual cycle. For women suffering from PCOD, intake of Manjistha formulations actively helps in purifying the blood and restores uterus health leading to regular, healthy periods.


1. Manjistha Churna
a. Take ¼ – ½ teaspoon of Manjistha Churna.
b. Swallow it with honey or water after taking lunch and dinner.

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm


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