Sanskrit/Indian name: Manjishtha, Samanga, Manjith, Majith
The Manjishtha vine is considered as auspicious in India and it is kept with Karanja, Haldi, Khada Dhaniya, Lal Gunja, Kamal Gatta as herbs along with Koudi and Gomti Chakra in Kuber Thaili on the occasion of Dhanteras.
Indian Madder is beneficial in treating skin conditions like uneven pigmentation and eczema. The roots, leaves and seeds of the herb are beneficial for amenorrhea, liver diseases and gall bladder and spleen ailments.
The climbing rugose vine with reddish roots is found in the Himalayas and in hill stations across India.
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