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Wild Indigo Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Wild Indigo
Glycemic Index / Load
Wild Indigo, Purple Tephrosia
Botanical Name
Baptisia Tinctoria, Tephrosia Purpurea, Fish Poison
Hindi Name
Sarphonk, Sharpunkha
Homeopathic Name
Baptisia Tinctoria   -   Mother Tincture

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Wild Indigo Cures

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Action of Wild Indigo

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Wild Indigo

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Taste of
Wild Indigo

Nature of
Wild Indigo


Parts Used

Root, Leaves, Pod, Seed, Bark, Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Wild Indigo

It may cause Vomiting, Diarrhea, Nausea, Asphyxiation
Large doses may be toxic. It may even cause death.
Consultation with a qualified Health care practitioner is must before use.
Avoid use during Pregnancy.
A person with Autoimmune Disorder.
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Wild Indigo is a flowering plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 1.5 M.
Best used to strengthen the Immune System and Upper Respiratory Infections.

Meridians affected : Liver and Blood.
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Materia Medica for Wild Indigo

Wild Indigo General

Wild Indigo or Baptisia or Baptisia Tinctoria is a member of legume family. They are also known as Wild Indigo plants. The well known Indigo dye is obtained from Baptisia Tinctoria.
Baptisia Tinctoria is an Antiseptic. It possess Wound healing properties. It treats Cuts, Boils, Injuries, Ulcers and Infection. It is applied topically over cuts and scratches. It also treats Inflammation caused by Boils, Ulcers and Injuries. The topical application of herb destroys ad inhibits the growth of Ulcers and Boils. It fights off infection from reaching the Bloodstream.
It rebuilds the Skin tissues and repairs the injured part of the body.
It maintains Oral Hygiene. It is an effective mouthwash. It heals Mouth Ulcers, Gingivitis and controls Pyorrhea. The herb decoction treats Canker Sores, Gum infections and Sore Throat. It also treats Gum Inflammation.
It treats Ear, Nose and Mouth infections.
It effectively treats Upper Respiratory Tract infections.
It cures Nasal Congestion or Blockage.
Baptisia reduces Stomach ailments. It treats Gastric problems, Indigestion and Peptic Ulcers. It relieves Vomiting, Gastric fever and Pain in the Gastric region.
It treats problems associated with unhealthy Abdomen. It treats soreness in the Gallbladder, Diarrhea and Blood in Stool.
It effectively treats Female problems. It regularizes the Menstrual flow. It prevents delayed and painful menses.
Keywords : Ulcers, Skin Problems, Gingivitis, Pyorrhea, Gums Problems, Blocked Nose, Laryngitis, Tonsillitis, Pharyngitis, Vomiting, Gastric Fever, Diarrhea, Bloody Stools, Stress, Miscarriage, Menstrual disorders.
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Herbal Treatment For Infections Combo1

Take Wild Indigo, Echinacea and Myrrh in equal quantity. Prepare a decoction. Take twice a day.
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14 Apr 2015
JP Singh
29 Sep 2015
Kindly correct the line - It forms Peptic Ulcers in the Stomach
27 Apr 2020
what does it mean? is it not good for the stomach ?
Herbpathy Research Team
29 Sep 2015
Dear JP Singh

Thank you so much for bringing up this to our notice. We have done the necessary updation in the general.
Thank You

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Nadeem ( Saudi arabia )
30 May 2016
My wife is the patient of IBS without diarrhea as per doctor diagnosed in Saudi Arabia .she feel heaviness after taking water and gas after eating food even though it is not spicy, she is suffering this from since 7 years.there is no bloody stool she has only pain and heaviness weight loss .Give me the best answer and treatment
13 Jan 2020
Increase fiber in diet: oat bran ,oats flour, whole wheat ,chia seeds, flax seeds, Banana, almond cake ( badaam ki khali) , almond oil, also use barberry and baptisia tinctures to clear candida infection and heat from large intestine. These things have worked for me. I suffered from IBS for two years. NOW there is no diarrea any more .Alhamdolilah
Zaina Pakistan
13 Jan 2020
And one more most important thing is Amla powder .take amla powder two table spoon twice a day
Liaquat ( Usa )
08 Oct 2016
My query is about Sarphooka (Wild Indigo). This herb is effective in Enlarged Prostate?
Corn silk and sarphooka (wild indigo) boiled in one cup of water and drink it as a tea is
very effective for urinarytrac disorder and for enlarged prostate.
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