SARVODAYA Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Botanical Name Common Name Sanskrit Name
Rubia Cordifolia, Indian madder Manjishta Rubiaceae

Medicinal uses:
Besides the glycosides and purpurine, its chemical composition consists of resins, lime salts and colouring agents. Rubia Cord folia is used in a number of diseases. This herb is used for treating various systemic prob- lems like raised uric acid and gouty arthritis, glandular swellings, recurrent skin infections and other diseases of the skin like pigmentation anomalies and leucoderma. This herb is also in various herbal formulations to treat uterine and urinary infections, diarrhoea, dysentery and chronic fevers. It holds the reputation of a very good skincare herb. It is used externally and internally. It grows lustre and glow on skin and aids to remove pimples, freckles and discoloration.

Rubia Cordifolia promotes the healing of skin tissues damaged by injury or infection. Its powder can be ap- plied on the face after mixing it with little honey. A combination of dried and AARAMed orange peels and san- dal powder, turmeric and manjishtha powders make an excellent face pack. Since this herb has a marked effect on the female reproductive organs, it is useful treating various gynaecological problems, like white discharge and irregular menstruation.

Home remedies:
Its paste is applied in various skin disorders like itching, black spots on the face, pimples, leucoderma etc. Inter- nal use of Rubia Cordifolia in the form of powder or decoction is also beneficial in various skin and blood dis- orders.