Latin: Baptisia tinctoria


A “stimulating antiseptic vaso-tonic alterative” (Menzies-Trull in "The Herbalist's Prescriber")

“… is to be considered wherever there is focused infection. It is especially useful in the treatment of infections and catarrh in the ear, nose and throat. It may be used for laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis … it will heal mouth ulcers, gingivitis and help the control of pyorrhoea. Systematically it may be helpful in the treatment of enlarged and inflamed lymph glands … and also to reduce fevers.” (David Hoffman in “The New Holistic Herbal”).



By Katja Schulz from Washington, D. C., USA (Dwarf Wild Indigo) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons