Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) - A helping herb in cure of acne

Vandana Meena, Vandana Meena

Abstract


 Acne is one of the most prevalent skin ailment affecting almost all teenagers, as it is chronic with frequent remission and exacerbations is often associated with negative psychological consequences, diminished self-esteem and social withdrawal. The Modern measures regarding the treatment of acne are more or less failure. Further it has some limitations, cost effective and many side effects. To overcome from all these, a good herbal approach should be reached. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) can be proven a best remedy to cure acne, due to its Varnya, Raktashodhak, Vishaghan, Rasayana, Krimighna properties. Certain research papers has also proven that it possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and ant- androgenic effects as these  are important pharmacokinetic actions to break the pathogenesis of acne.  


Keywords


Manjistha, Acne, Varnya, Anti- inflammatory, Rubia cordifolia

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