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Indian Madder Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Indian Madder
Glycemic Index / Load
Indian Madder
Botanical Name
Rubia Cordifolia, Galium Cordifolium
Hindi Name
Manjeeth, Majith, Lachkura, Manjith, Majith
Chinese Name
Qian Cao

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Action of Indian Madder

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Nutrients in Indian Madder

Taste of
Indian Madder

Nature of
Indian Madder


Parts Used

Roots, Stem, Leaf

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Indian Madder

Avoid used during pregnancy and breast feeding.
The chemicals in it may cause Cancer.
It may change the color of the Urine, Saliva, Perspiration, Tears, and breast milk.
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Indian Madder is a climber.
It is perennial.
It grows in tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
Best used for Paralysis.

In TCM :
Indian Madder Root : Qian Cao Gen
Meridians associated : Heart and Liver

Materia Medica

Anodyne, Alterant, Astringent, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Vulnerary: Roots.

Fever: Leaves, Stem.

Haemorrhage, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Kidney stone, Gall bladder stone, Dysentry: Roots.


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Indian Madder

Single Herb

Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) for Ascaris

Prepare a decoction of leaves and stem of Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ). Drink One cup daily for best results.

Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) for Skin Diseases

Make a paste by grinding the roots of Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) with some water. Apply evenly on the affected skin.

Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) for Inflammation

Apply the root paste on the Inflamed parts.

Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) for Blood Impurity

Prepare a Root decoction of Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ). Drink it twice a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Burns 2

Take equal amount of powdered Indian madder, Red sandal wood, Chonemorpha Fragrans. Add adequate amount of Cow's ghee. Boil for 15-20 Mins.
Apply 3-4 times a day .

Herbal Treatment For Acne 20

Take the following herbs :
Indian Madder : Manjeeth : Powdered : 1 teaspoon
Red Sandalwood : Lal Chandan : 1 teaspoon
Turmeric : Haldi : 1/4 teaspoon
Snow Lotus : Kuth : 1 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add water to make a paste. Apply on affected parts for 20 minutes. Wash with cold water.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 16

Take equal quantity of Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ), Red Sandalwood ( Lal Chandan ) and Snow Lotus ( Kuth ). Grind them together. Add 1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric ( Haldi ). Make a paste by adding water. Apply on the affected part until it dries. Wash with normal water.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema 5

Take one teaspoon powder of each Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ), Red Sandalwood ( Lal Chandan ) and Snow Lotus ( Kuth ). Add half teaspoon of Turmeric ( Haldi ). Make a paste by adding water. Apply for 20 minutes and wash.

Herbal Treatment For Cracked Heels 3

Take the following herbs :
Adina Cordifolia : Haridru : Oil : 50 gram
Mallotus Philippensis : Kamala : Oil : 50 gram
Bergenia : Pashanbheda : Oil : 50 gram
Indian Madder : Manjeeth : Oil : 50 gram
Dandelion : Dudal : Oil : 50 gram
Vateria Indica : Badasal : Oil : 50 gram
Aloe Vera : Gheekumari : Gel : 100 gram
Kokum : Kokam : Dried : Powdered : 50 gram
Put all oils in a pan. Heat the combination on a low flame. After 15 to 20 minutes, add the remaining ingredients. Stir it time to time. When the mixture becomes thick, remove from the heat. Let it cool. Store in a bottle. Use it on cracked heels at night daily.

Herbal Treatment For Blemishes 7

Mix One tablespoon of Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) root powder in quarter cup of water. Boil for 10-15 minutes. Add one tablespoon of Honey ( Shehad ). Apply topically for 15 mins. Wash off with normal water.

Herbal Treatment For Dull Skin 2

Our Face is the first thing which reflects our personality in front of a person. A pretty and a fresh Face pleases the eyes most of the time. Dull and lifeless face gives negative impact, you appear as a lazy, sleepy, tired or sometimes a sad personality. If you have dull face, you look older than you are actually. Our skin looks dull due to external factors like : Pollution, Sweat, Dirt etc. Don't be upset!! Of course you can have a gorgeous skin by using natural products. We made a formula and got it tested. It works really well for all skin types. Here it is-
Take the following given ingredients :
Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ) : Gel : 1 Tablespoon
Snow Lotus ( Kutha ) : Powdered : Half Teaspoon
Azadirachta Indica ( Neem ) : Powdered : 1 Teaspoon
Symplocos Racemosa ( Lodhra ) : Powdered : Half Teaspoon
Turmeric ( Haldi ) : Powdered : Quarter Teaspoon
Indian Madder ( Manjeeth ) : Powdered : Quarter Teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add Rose water to make a paste. Apply it on your clean face. Leave it to dry. Rinse with normal water. Apply any moisturizer. Do this once or twice a week for glowing and a healthy skin.
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Sailesh Modi Amrutlal ( India/Gujarat )
06 May 2018
FOR Urticaria, skin rashes, itching,weak liver,
How much quantity of MANJISHTHADI,roots guduchi roots,rakta Chandan together decoctions prepare daily dose ?
28 Sep 2018
Herbpathy says that madder may cause cancer.is it truth? I hope ayurvedic herb will never cause cancer.
some articles say that it cures cancer.
please confirm as you are telling to use as medicine for many diseases?
28 Sep 2018
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