Latin Name

Rubia cordifolia

English Name

Indian madder

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Pitta

Properties and Uses

It is an effective Blood cleanser with healing properties so used in various skin disorders like eczematous conditions, ulcers and chronic wounds. It has styptic action on intestine hence used in dysentery. It is used as an anti-tussive agent therefore used in cough. It has calming effect on brain hence used in anxiety related disorders. It has anti-diabetic properties. It is a potent antidote for many poisons.

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