Wild Indigo

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What other names is Wild Indigo known by?

American Indigo, Añil Silvestre, Baptisia Root, Baptisia tinctoria, Baptista, False Indigo, Faux Indigo, Horsefly Weed, Indigo Broom, Indigo Sauvage, Indigo Silvestre, Rattlebush, Yellow Broom, Yellow Indigo.

What is Wild Indigo?

Wild indigo is an herb. The root is used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diphtheria, influenza ("flu"), malaria, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, sore throats, colds, tonsillitis, swelling of the mouth and throat, fever, or Crohn's disease when taken by mouth.
  • Ulcers, open wounds, or inflamed nipples when put on the skin, or use as a vaginal douche.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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