What is Rubia Cordifolia?


What do you mean by Rubia Cordifolia?

The scientific name of the Indian plant Manjistha is Rubia Cordifolia. The plant has been known to be one of the most important ayurvedic based medicinal plants that has been in the usage since the ancient times. These belong to the evergreen plant genera that can grow to a height of 1.5m in an altitude of over 3500m above sea levels. Rubia Cordifolia is a perennial based plant that is herbaceous in nature and generally grows in the form of a climber. The plant has also rejuvenated action within the human body.

Different properties of Rubia Cordifolia:

Manjistha or Rubia Cordifolia is bitter-sweet in taste that carries astringent. The plant offers post digestive effects and carries a pungent property as well as a hot potency. This medicinal plant has been known to even cure all the three dosha’s. The plants also possesses different kinds of heavy as well as dry potent blood purifiers, and also possess ant-diarrheal properties that is very effective in digesting attributes. Besides these, Rubia Cordifolia is also known to balance the toxic level within the body along with blood sugar level.

Uses of Rubia Cordifolia:

Rubia Cordifolia can be used both externally as well as internally. Roots of this plant in the dried form are used for medicinal purposes. Externally, it can be used in the form of ointments that can be applied on the wound for accelerated healing of the localized effected area. This medicinal plant has been used in getting relief from the gastro-intestinal problems. Oral administration of the plant leads to removal of “pittah” or toxics from the skin surface thereby imparting a very fair complexion to the observer’s skin. Moreover, the plant has been known to pacify the state of mind by balancing the different actions of the nerves along with their neural joints. 


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