Scientific Name: Isatis indigotica
Common Name: Chinese Woad
Other Common Names:
Ban Lan Gen, Ch'Ing Tai, Dyer's
Woad, Dyer's-woad, Tein-ching, Tien Hua, Wede, Woad
Plant Type: Biennial
Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
Soil Types: Average
Zones (See US Zone map): 3-8
Number of Seeds Per Pack: 100
Notes: Chinese herb considered antibacterial, ant-iviral, and anti-inflammatory. Leaves and roots are effective againist flu, encephalitis, measles, hepatitis, and mumps.
ISATIS INDIGOTICA. (Da Qing) Contains indican and isatin B, both of which can be converted to indigo. Considered antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. Leaves and roots are effective against flu, encephalitis, measles, hepatitis, and mumps.
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.