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5 Health Benefits Of Manjistha You Cannot Miss Out On!

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Bajaj Finserv Health
May 6th, 2022
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Key Takeaways

  • The Manjistha plant has long cylindrical roots with a red bark and small flowers
  • Manjistha powder can help you manage diabetes and improve heart health
  • There are several uses of Manjistha powder for skin hydration and nourishment too

Manjistha has several therapeutic applications in ayurveda due to its medicinal properties. It is also used as a natural food coloring agent and dye. This herb is available for use in several forms, and the common varieties are Manjistha oil and Manjistha powder.

Read on to understand the therapeutic uses and benefits of Manjistha.

Additional Read: Health Benefits of Turmeric 

Therapeutic uses of Manjistha powder

  • Manjistha has been used in the treatment of maggots, wounds, dysentery, liver fluke and intestinal worms in the case of animals [2]  
  • Manjistha is used as a blood purifier and has other many curative properties, taking on a role as an anti-stress, anti-diabetic and anti-platelet agent  
  • This herb has also been used in the treatment of skin disorders 
  • Manjistha powder also has anti-microbial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties used in various kinds of therapeutic treatments

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Benefits of Manjistha for treating acne 

The antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Manjistha are useful in treating acne. Manjistha helps fight against acne-causing bacteria and is helpful in managing external inflammations like skin conditions and ulcers. You can apply Manjistha paste or oil on your skin, and leave it for some time to see the difference.

Anticancer benefits of Manjistha powder

Quinones and hexapeptides present in Manjistha show significant anti-cancer activities against the proliferating cells in the body. The anti-tumor activity of Manjistha also may help in treatment in conditions like leukemia.

Ways to have Manjistha in diet

Benefits of Manjistha for treating cardiovascular disorders 

The cardioprotective benefits of Manjistha are due to the synergistic effect of all the bioactive components present in it. The calcium channel blocking substance of Manjistha root extract helps against the blockage of arteries that carry the blood from the heart to the body.

Uses of Manjistha powder for skin health  

Manjistha helps with the management of various skin problems like infections and wounds due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. You can apply Manjistha paste with honey to reduce dark spots, dark circles under the eye, and improve the complexion of your skin. You can also use it as an ayurvedic solution for varicose veins as it is a blood purifier herb.

Manjistha for skin problems

Benefits of Manjistha for managing diabetes 

It is wise to take Manjistha powder after dinner or lunch, as it helps manage sugar levels due to its digestive (panchan) or appetizer (deepan) properties. Consuming Manjistha on a regular basis can help lower your blood glucose too. Thus it plays an effective role in controlling diabetes.

Time it takes for Manjistha to work  

The time that it takes for Manjistha to start showing its effect depends on your condition and its severity. It may take a few days up to a few weeks to see the changes on your skin. Manjistha has widespread uses in ayurveda for migraine, skin issues, or improvement in overall health. For exact treatment options, consult a doctor.

Additional Read: Jatamansi Benefits

With a better understanding of the health benefits of Manjistha, consider including this herb in your daily routine. Create a paste by grinding select parts of the Manjistha plant or use the ready-made Manjistha powder available in the market. As this is a natural herb, the chances of side-effects are minimal, but it is important to first check if you are allergic to Manjistha. So, before you use it on your skin or consume it any form, speak with your doctor. Book appointment online on Bajaj Finserv Health for any doubts regarding ayurvedic herbs. You can also avail guidance from top experts on how to include ayurveda in daily routine. Book your appointment and go all-natural today!

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