Wild Indigo Herbal Remedies
Wild indigo is a heat-clearing, anti-viral herb that is used to remove heat and toxins in such conditions as boils, abscesses, and septicemia. Wild indigo is also indicated for laryngitis and tonsillitis. Externally, it is applied as a poultice to sore or cracked nipples. It is widely used in Europe and the U.S. in combination with echinacea and thuja in immune stimulant preparations to treat colds and flu, especially when accompanied by a fever. Caution: This herb is slightly toxic in large doses and can cause nausea and vomiting; not for use during pregnancy. Wild Indigo has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Wild Indigo Proper Dose
|Wild Indigo Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Wild Indigo Tincture||1-2 droppersful tincture 2-3 x daily|
Wild Indigo Reference Information
|Latin Name||Baptisia tinctoria|
|Other Names||False Indigo|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy. Not for long-term use.|
|Botanical Info||A perennial herb native to the eastern U.S. with bright yellow flowers in the pea family.|
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