English: Blue dye plant, Black Henna
Sanskrit: nili, nila, nilini, tutya, radni, kalika, shyama, gramya, truni, anjanaki, klitanaka
Malayalam: Neela Amari – നീല അമരി, Mannali – മണ്ണലി
Indigo plant or True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) is a desidious, perennial some time biennial according to climate, shrub, grows up to 2 m high. Leaves are pinnate, green, flowers are violet or pink. Seeds are containing in a pod up to 3 cm long. The natural blue die is obtaned by the process of leaves of the plant.
Useful plant parts:
Medicated hair oil, abdominal disorders, leucorrhoea, toxicities, fever, arthritis, jaundice, inflammation, Rheumatic arthritis,
Chemical contents of True Indigo:
How to prepare medicines:
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