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Manjista is an important medicine in Ayurveda and also a famous botanical dye. Literal meaning of the word Manjista is extreme. Like its name manjista signifies extreme action of a herb in vitality, vigour and passion just like its red colour. This Ayurvedic herb is discussed in three classical texts Charaka Samhita, Astanga hridaya also in Susrutha Samhita.

The botanical name of Manjista is Rubia cordifolia. Cordi, a girl's name in Latin means "heart" indicating the shape of its leaf. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae. It is a perennial traditionally grown in the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa and Asia.


Manjista is a herbaceous climber. The stem is long, rough, and slightly woody at the base and quadrangle. The plant has a long and cylindrical root with red-colored bark. Its flowers are white, or greenish, whereas fruits are globose, dark purple, or, black. Stems have a long, woody, and rough base.

Useful parts

The stem and roots are mainly used in Ayurvedic medicine. The roots provide a variety of reds, from orange to bright red.

Ayurvedic properties

Rasa(taste):bitter, sweet and astringent
Veerya (energy): cooling
Vipaka (the post-digestive effect): pungent
Guna ( qualities ): heavy and dry


  • Like its color, Manjista is a famous blood purifier. Manjista is traditionally used in Ayurvedic Medicine as a blood purifier to improve skin health.
  • Manjista is also used as Rasayana (Rejuvenative tonic) in herbal medicines.
    Manjista is one of the main ingredients of famous Ayurvedic oils Mahanarayan oil and Pinda Thailam.
  • Manjista is a fantastic first line of defense to keeping pitta in balance, particularly in the summer season when our environment is mirroring the energetics of pitta. Not only will it help correct excess pitta, but it can also help keep pitta in check before things get out of hand.

Use of Manjista in skin

Manjista powder with milk, Yogurt, or Honey according to the type of skin. Sandalwood powder, turmeric powder, or neem powder according to different conditions.

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