What is natural indigo powder?
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Natural Indigo Powder
Natural indigo powder is indigo naturalis, also called Qing Dai in Chinese and indigo powder, that belongs to a botanical family including Baphicacanthus cusia, Polygonum tinctorium (Persicaria tinctoria), Isatis indigotica and Indigofera tinctoria. One of its most common forms is in dried powder cultivated from these fermented leaves.
Indigo Naturalis powder is in dark blue, with a long history of use in traditional medicine in China. Taken orally, it was primarily used to treat inflammation, infant epilepsy, high fever, chronic myelogenous, mumps, nose bleeding, chronic myelogenous leukemia, mouth inflammation, sore throat, gum inflammation, tonsillitis, boils on tongue or in mouth, coughing; Externally, it is used in psoriasis cream / Psoriasis Ointment / Psoriasis Soap and other forms for treating eczema, insect or snake bite and Psoriasis.
Indigo naturalis was a traditional blue colorant for dyeing the napkins in most of Chinese family thousands years before. Currently it is a best natural blue dye for jeans and cloth, but also a indigo color for hair dye, which is natural without any side effects for grey hair.
Our Indigo naturalis is extracted from Baphicacanthus cusia. Though there are most blue dyes are synthetic, we always insist on the traditional dyeing processes. In every August, we harvest the leaves and dry the leaves in sun for a whole year use. Through fermenting the leaves in lime water for 72 hours, we get the extrum and dry it, and indigo naturalis comes.
As a kind of traditional herbal medicine and natural blue colorant indigo dye, Indigo Naturalis extract can be added to creams, ointments, oils, handmade soaps and etc so on. It is safe for external and internal use, but please watch out the potential hurt from chemical reactions when you mix it with other acidic ingredients.
Indigo Naturalis is widely applied in medicine, food,daily chemical and cosmetics fields, like toothpaste /handmade soaps / eyebrow pencils/ lipsticks and other skin care products.
Indigo Plant as below
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