Indigo Root Tea has been known for many years due to its antiseptic, astringent, antibiotic, emetic and antibacterial properties. Wild indigo (baptisia tinctoria) is a herbaceous annual plant that can be recognized by its branching stems and bluish green leaves. Its flowers usually bloom during May and September and they pose as bright yellow flowers.
The constituents of Indigo Root Tea are flavonoids, isoflavones, alkaloids, coumarins and polysaccharides. They usually are active when the indigoo root is made into a decoction or used as a tincture.
How To Make Indigo Root Tea
If you want to make Indigo Root Tea, simply place a handful of indigo root in a cup of boiling water for about 10-15 minutes. After that, take it out of the heat and let it stand for about 3 minutes.
Indigo Root Tea Benefits
- Strenghtens the immune system.
- Can speed recovery from the common cold.
- Helps heal wounds and cuts.
- Treats respiratory infections such as pharyngitis and tonsilitis.
- Heals sore thorat.
- Helps reduce fever.
- Helps in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome when combined with echinacea.
Indigo Root Tea Side Effects
- Taking in large doses, Indigo Root Tea can cause nausea, diarrhea, voming or asphyxiation.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid drinking Indigo Root Tea.
- People with auto-immune disorders should not drink Indigo Root Tea.
Indigo Root Tea is an amazing tea with many health benefits. Just make sure you don’t drink too much indigo root tea, in order not to experience any of its side effects!