Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wild Indigo As Alternative Medicine

Wild Indigo As Alternative Medicine

Wild Indigo is an alternative medicine for the treatment of bacterial infections and an immune system booster. This plant belongs to the legume or pea family. It is seldom used alone and often used along with thuja, myrrh or Echinacea.

  1. It is a remedy for typhoid fever and malaria.
  2. It is a treatment for digestive tract and intestinal infections.
  3. It is used as a treatment for ear and nose inflammation and infections.
  4. It is a remedy for throat infections and inflammation such as for laryngitis and tonsillitis.
  5. It is used for treating chronic fatigue syndrome.
  6. It is a treatment for cold and flu.
  7. It is effective for diminishing lymph swellings.
  8. It is a topical treatment for inflamed nipples, painless ulcers and inflamed wounds.

Wild indigo is available as powder, tablet or capsule. An infusion is made by steeping half a teaspoon of wild indigo root in 250ml of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Dosage for tincture is one to two ml three times a day. This herb is safe when used as directed. For lymph disorders it is often combined with burdock, cleavers or poke root. If used for colds and flu it is blended with thuja or Echinacea. Today wild indigo is an alternative medicine used by herbalists along with Echinacea to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

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