Botanical Name: Rubia cordifolia
- English: Indian Madder, Bengal Madder
- Ayurvedic: Manjishthaa, Vikasaa, Samangaa, Yojanavalli, Kaalameshika, Raktaangi, Raktayashtikaa, Arunaa, Gandira, Jingi
- Unani: Manjeeth,
- Also, known as: Manjitti, Phuvva, Manjistha, Manjith, Manjitha, Manjitha, Manjit Manjustha, Manjatti, Manjihtha, Manjistha, Manjit, Manjitte, Manjishtha, Majeeth, Yojnavalli, Vastrarajini, Rakta
Habitat: Throughout India
Parts Used: Root
Manjistha is perennial herbaceous plant or climber which has dried root of Rubia cordifolia. The roots are cylindrical and often found surmounted by knotty wiry crown of root stock. The length of the root is 1 to 9 cm and 0.2 to 0.8 in thickness. The surface of the root is smooth and finely striated longitudinally and occasionally grooved. The plant can be seen throughout India. The color of the root is dark reddish brown and it contains pleasant odor.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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