Latin Name

Indigofera tinctoria

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

External application is used in the treatment of wounds, ulcers, eczematous conditions, urticaria where it promotes healing. Leaves are used to dye the hair. It acts as mild laxative, liver stimulant hence used in constipation, liver and spleen enlargement. It is effective in the treatment of urinary calculus due to its diuretic action. Acts as mucolytic hence used in respiratory disorders like asthma. Used in treatment of remittent fever. It has stimulant effect on nervous system. It is said to be effective in rabbis by preventing Hydrophobia.

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