manjishtaManjistha also known as Rubia cordifolia, is bitter, astringent and sweet in taste, pungent in the post digestive effect and has hot potency. It alleviates all the three doshas. It possesses dry and heavy-to-digest attributes.

Manjistha is one of Ayurveda’s most popular blood purifiers that may be used for lymphatic support. Most health professionals don’t realize the important role of the lymphatic system, which drains the wastes from our body and controls and regulates our immune system. It is pumped through muscular contractions, so if one is sedentary, the lymphatic system will eventually become sedentary and will create toxicity in lymphatic related tissues such as breasts, skin, joints, and muscles. When the lymph system become sluggish, people complain of fatigue, exhaustion, skin conditions, sore throats, puffy hands and feet, and weight gain, to name a few symptoms.

Manjistha acts mainly on rasa and rakta srotasas, may alleviate the kapha and pitta dosas and may eliminate toxins. The plant is widely used as a rejuvenate spicy herb. Available as a main herb in our formula, ‘King of Bitters’