Organic Indian madder / Manjith (Rubia cordifolia) powder is made from grinding the dry seeds. Alternatively known as Manjistha, it has long been in use for the commercial purposes of its bright red hue. Its stems and roots are used to dye clothes and other articles red. Manjistha is a power player in the army of Ayurvedic concoctions. It aids in blood purification, skin allergies and facilitates speedy healing of wounds. It helps maintain good digestion and alleviates arthritis. It boosts immunity. Indian madder seeds are collected during December and January.