Manjistha, with its sweet, bitter and astringent taste, is an effective Pitta pacifier and supports healthy, younger looking, clean and clear skin. … The bitter, astringent nature of Manjistha helps balance Kapha dosha and by doing so, prevents or eliminates Kapha stagnation which can also manifest as lymph stagnation.
Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), also know as Indian madder, is an ayurvedic tonic herb that has been prized for centuries for its long list of benefits and uses. This bitter, astringent herb was traditionally used and valued for it extreme effectiveness in cleansing and purifying the blood, liver, and lymphatic system. But it doesn’t end there. Manjistha is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. It has been used as a muscle relaxant; to ease stress, anxiety and depression; heal bruises and reduce arthritic pain and swelling; and relieve digestive issues, allergies and skin-related issues, such as acne. It enhances circulation, helps to process and remove toxins from the body, and has even been used to dissolve tumors. Overall it is a powerful immune stimulant that deserves a place in your herbal medicine cabinet!