Rubia cordifolia


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Related to Rubia cordifolia: Tinospora cordifolia

Indian madder

Chinese medicine
A perennial that is haemostatic, purifies blood and increases cardiovascular tone; it is used for amenorrhoea, postpartum uterine bleeding, internal haemorrhage, hepatitis, liver toxicity, kidney stones, and cancer.
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Itokawa, "Two anti-tumour bicyclic hexapeptides from Rubia cordifolia," Phytochemistry, vol.
Stewart Psoralea corylifolia L Rubia cordifolia L and Zingiber officinale Roscoe) were observed (=91%) supportive having P less than 0.5.
[13] Mischenko NP, Fedoreyev SA, Glazunov VP, Chernoded GK, Bulgakov VP & Zhuravlev YN (1999) Anthraquinone production by callus cultures of Rubia cordifolia. Fitoterapia 70: 552-557
Antihyperglycemic, antistress and nootropic activity of roots of Rubia cordifolia Linn.
In a more recent field study, Wrangham observed that chimps at Uganda's Kibala Forest swallow whole leaves of another plant, Rubia cordifolia. Interviews with local residents revealed that Ugandans use this plant to treat upset stomachs, the anthopologist reports in Understanding Chimpanzees (Harvard University Press, 1989).