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Herb Information
Name: Wild Indigo
Biological Name: Baptisia tinctoria

Leguminosae

Other Names: Wild Indigo, Indigoweed
Parts Used: Root
Active Compounds:
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Isoflavones; genistein, biochanin A etc

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Flavonoids

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Alkaloids such as cytisine

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Coumarins

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Polysaccharides

Remedies For

Anti-microbial, anti-catarrhal.

Wild Indigo is a herb used to treat focused infection. It is useful in the treatment of infections and catarrh in the ear, nose and throat. Also for laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and catarrhal infections of the nose and sinus. Taken both internally and as a mouthwash it will heal mouth ulcers, gingivitis and help in the control of pyorrhea. Systemically it may be helpful in the treatment of enlarged and inflamed lymph glands (lymphadenitis) and also to reduce fevers. Externally an ointment will help infected ulcers and ease sore nipples. A douche of the decoction will help leucorrhoea.

Combinations : For the treatment of infections it may be used with Echinacea and Myrrh. For lymphatic problems it can be combined with Cleavers and Poke Root.

Dosage: 

Decoction: Put 1/2-1 teaspoonful of the dried root in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: Take 1 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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