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Woad Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Woad Leaf, Woad
Botanical Name
Isatis Tinctoria, Isatis Indigotica
Chinese Name
Da Qing Ye

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Woad Cures

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Action of Woad

Nutrients in Woad

Nature of


Parts Used

Roots, Leaf

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Woad

Avoid long term use.
It may trigger an asthma attack or an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to Analgesic medicines.
Avoid in case of Spleen and Stomach deficiency due to Cold.
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Woad is a leaf of a flowering plant.
It is biennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to One Meter.
Best used for Skin Diseases.

In TCM :
Woad Leaf : Da Qing Ye
Woad Root : Ban Lan Gen

Meridians Associated : Liver, Lungs and Stomach.

Cancer Treatment : Useful in treating Blood Cancer.

Woad is a good herbal treatment for the inflammation associated with Viral or Bacterial Infections and Fever associated with Cancers.


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Materia Medica for Woad

Woad General

Woad is commonly known as Dyer's Woad. The root of Woad possesses Antibiotic properties.
It boosts the Immune System. It is used for treatment of Flu, Fever, Tonsillitis, Sore Throat, Herpes, Hepatitis and Skin Infections.
The leaves possess Antiinflammatory, Anticancer and Antibacterial property. It inhibits the growth of Cancer cells. The leaves are used both internally and externally. It also treats spasms in children.
Woad is a detoxifier. It treats infectious conditions like Mumps and Coughing of Blood.
Single Herb

Woad Leaf for Sore Throat

Prepare a tea of Woad Leaf. Take it twice a day.

Woad Leaf for Hepatitis

Boil the leaves for 10-15 minutes. Take two glasses three times a day.
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Take following herbs in mentioned quantity :

20 gram Anemarrhena
40 gram Earthworm
50 gram Woad
40 gram Honeysuckle
40 gram Scrophularia Ningpoensis
100 gram Gypsum

Make a decoction with them. Drink 10 ml of it twice a day.
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Julie Forest ( Hampshire )
02 Jan 2018
Is woad powder safe to use to colour soap? What are the benefits to skin when used externally?
Simon Porter ( England )
08 Jan 2018
Hello, I have just bought 'Isatis Indigotica Tea 100g, Featured Isatis Dry Root, Pure Natural Ban Lan Gen' and am just wondering how much to put in a tea, I was prescribed this a while ago for a chest infection and I recovered very quickly after taking it
Rachel Girshick ( United States )
27 Apr 2018
Road root for joint inflamation
RACHEL GIRSHICK ( United States )
27 Apr 2018
Has anyone used woad root capsules for joint inflamtion, if so how long can it be safely taken.
Noreen Gelinas ( United States )
05 Jun 2019
should you take this on an empty stomach or with food?
Rajan ( India )
21 Nov 2019
Where can i buy/found Woad Root in India
22 Nov 2019
Dear Rajan Herbpathy is not into buying/selling of herbs. You can check it online or any Ayurvedic store near you.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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