Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria) is indigenous to southern Canada and the eastern and northeastern United States. It is a member of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family. The applicable part of wild indigo is the root. Wild Indigo has a bitter and acrid taste and faint odor. Preliminary research has shown that the glycoprotein constituents may stimulate lymphocyte activity. Wild Indigo root also contains quinolizidine alkaloids. Wild Indigo has been used for infections of the upper respiratory tract, inflammation of the mouth and throat, fever, and fever.
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Cautions There have been no reported adverse reactions associated with wild indigo.