Manjistha also known as Rubia cordifolia is commonly known as Indian Madder. Manjistha means bright red. It is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family, with beautiful green shaped leaves and blood red sap. Manjistha Powder has been cultivated for its red pigmentation derived from roots. The roots are most popular blood purifier which purifies lymph and supports the liver.
What are the properties of Manjistha herb & what are its benefits?
Manjistha is a great herb which has strong, bitter taste and has detoxifying, cleansing and astringent properties that has the ability to cleanse the blood and break down any blockages. It helps clear toxins from the body that helps in cleansing Lymph as well as Liver. Manjistha works well both internally as well externally as it has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial properties which helps promote skin glow and lustre. As per Ayurvedic texts Manjistha Oil was used as a massage oil which would help clear acne and moles. Manjistha also supports heart health by regulating blood pressure and blood vessel contriction.
Manjistha alongwith other herbs helps in health conditions like diarrhea, gastrointestinal ailments, Gout, Women health, Urinary problems etc.
What are the characteristics of Manjistha Powder ?
Manjistha has rasa, guna, tikta, madhura, kashaya, Dhatu, Srota, Virya, Action on Dosha, Raktavaha & Aartava. All these means Taste, properties, bitter, sweet, astringent, body tissues, channel, Hot potency, Pacifies pitta and kapha, circulatory channels, & Female reproductive channels.
Firstly because of its sweet, bitter, astringent, hot characteristics it helps to improve digestion and then metabolizes & improves bowel movements by removing toxins because of the Pitta and Kapha pacifying characteristics and then finally cleanses the blood effectively with its circulatory channels characteristic.
How does Manjistha Powder help the Lymphatic system?
As per Ayurvedic texts, Manjishtha was used as a Lymphatic support. Lymphatic system drains the toxins from the body and helps in maintaining a healthy immunity. It is pumped through muscular contraction, if this is sedentary, the lymphatic system also becomes sedentary which will create toxins in the related tissues of joint, muscles, skin etc. which will affect the skin, energy, health conditions etc. Manjistha helps in providing nutrition to feed the cells and toxins to be removed from the body. Thus helps in purifying the lymph.