Manjistha is also known as Rubia cordifolia or Indian Madder. The extract of this herb is known to reduce inflammation and calm skin irritation; while fighting and preventing recurring skin infections, including acne. Furthermore it accelerates the healing of skin without formation of scars; including burns, scalds as well as damage caused by injury or infection. Manjistha extract further improves the complexion by rendering a reddish tinge and luster as well as evening the skin tone. The latter is accredited to its effectiveness against pigmentation loss, freckles and other pigmentation anomalies.