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Indian Madder

Scientific name of Indian Madder: Rubia cordifolia Lin.

Name of Indian Madder in different languages:

English: Common madder

Sanskrit: Manjishtha, Manjishtham, Harini, Gauri, Rohini,  Rasayani, Tamramula, Bhandi, Lohita, Yashtika, Vijaya, Manjusha, Jvarahantri, Chadma.

Hindi: manchith मजित

Tamil: மஞ்சிட்டி

Malayalam: Manchatti മഞ്ചട്ടി

Plant description of Indian Madder:-

Indian Madder-Rubia cordifolia a perennial climber herb, tiny hooks at the leaves, grow up to 1.5 m in tall. The leaves are evergreen about 5 to 10 cm long and 2 to 3 cm wide, borne in whorls of 4 to 7 star like in cross section. The flowers are small, pale yellow, 5 mm across, with five petals, in dense racemes. The fruits are berries which is red to black in colour.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 oblong-ovate  Margin_Entire  parallel2


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Blood purifier, to purify the menses, increase urine, to treat paralysis, inflammation, anti-inflammatory, to reduce excess heat from the blood, to treat skin diseases, menstrual problems, and to increase HB level in blood.

Chemical content:


How to prepare medicines: 

The decoction of root is used to increase HB, dried root powder mix with rose water can apply on the skin to treat skin to get smoothness, and this also can use to reduce folding on belly after delivery.

Indian Madder is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Manjishtadi Kashayam






Allerin Tablet

Herbollin Tablet

Pathrina Tablets

Saindhavadi Gulika

Arimedadi Thailam

Jatyadi Thailam

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