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Botanical Name Rubia cordifolia
Family Rubiaceae
Origin India
Description Manjistha is a climbing shrub that grows up to 10 feet in length. It has a slender stem with long and narrow leaves. The flowers are small and greenish-yellow in color. The roots are bright red in color and are used in traditional medicine.
Parts Used The roots are the main part used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Manjistha varies depending on the preparation and the condition being treated. It is usually taken as a decoction or powder.