The leaflets and branches of the indigo plant yield an exquisite blue dye; people around the globe have used it to color textiles and clothing for centuries. Before the development of synthetic blue dyes, indigo was cultivated for this pigment rather than for medicinal use.
Warning : Several species of indigo are poisonous. See Safety Issues for more information.
What Is Indigo Used for Today?
Indigofera oblongifolia Indigofera oblongifolia
echinaceaIndigoferaNote Baptisia tinctoria
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 12/2015 -
- Update Date: 12/15/2015 -