Botanical name : RUBIA CORDIFOLIA
Family name : RUBIACEAE
Common name : INDIAN MADDER, MADDERWORT, LUKELANGAFU, LUKERA BATUZI
Part Used : Roots, Stem
Habitat : Throughout India in hilly districts.
Uses : The roots are alterative, anodyne, antiphlogistic, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, styptic, tonic and vulnerary. They are used to lower the blood pressure. The roots are used internally in the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding, internal and external haemorrhage, bronchitis, rheumatism, stones in the kidney, bladder and gall and dysentery .
The stems are used as they are considered to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. They are used in the treatment of blood disorders and spreading fever of kidneys and intestines. A valuable red dye is obtained from the root and stems.
Parts Offered : Stems