Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) Non-Native

Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Parts used: leaves, stems, roots

Medicinal uses: In China the roots and leaves are used to treat depression, swollen glands, and heat rash. The leaves show anticancer activity.

Additional uses: The fermented stems and leaves are the source of a rich blue dye, valued for 4,000 years (Bremness 109).  

Cautions: None stated.

Indigo Indigofera tinctoria

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