Scientific Name: Indigofera tinctoria Common Name: Indigo Other Common Names: Plant Type: Annual Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady Soil Types: Average Zones (See US Zone map): Annual Germination: Medium Number of Seeds Per Pack: 50 Uses: Dye Notes: The source of the indigo dye, whick is derived by steeping or fermentation of the leaves.
INDIGOFERA TINCTORIA. Ancient dye plant known for the clarity and fastness of the blue produced. Leaves contain indican which must be oxidized by fermentation to produce the dye. Fresh herbage (strongest when in flower) is steeped in water for 12-48 hours with frequent stirring. A blue sediment will form which is the dye. Needs long growing season.
Any statement made concerning medical
conditions treated with this herb is not intended as sound medical advice. The
seeds are NOT to be ingested only planted. Herbs need to taken only with
the guidance of a trained physician or established herblist.
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