herbals wild-indigo

RECND327

Wild Indigo

Scientific:Baptisia tinctoria
Other:Wild Indigo

Indications

Infection
• chronic infections with lymphadenopathy and persistent fever that lasts for weeks
- viral
- bacterial (typhoid)
- sepsis

Respiratory
• upper and lower respiratory infections
- colds
- tonsilitis
- sinusitis
bronchitis

Gastrointestinal
• gargle for infections of the oral mucosa
gingivitis
• apthous stomatitis
halitosis
peptic ulcer
• infectious diarrhea

Dermatologic
• skin infections especially when associated with sepsis
- gangrenous ulcer
- abscess
- cellulitis

Actions

antimicrobial
expectorant
carminative
antispasmodic
bitter
astringent
diuretic
emmenagogue
hypotensive
antiinflammatory

Constituents

• Isoflavones (e.g. genistein)
• Quinolizidine (e.g. baptitoxin)
• Coumarins

Posology

• Tincture (1:5 in 60% EtOH): 1 ml tid
• Decoction (dried root): 1/2-1 tsp tid

Safety

Generally considered safe when used as indicated.

References

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