Neelayamari (Indigofera Tinctoria) is a shrub of 1-2 meters height and is biennial and perennial depending on climate. A biennial plant is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. A perennial plant is a flowering plant that lives more than two years.
Neelayamari -Indigofera Tinctoria, First cultivated in India and hence the British encouraged the commercial cultivation for export. In India, eventually, it was cultivated in large scale in Bihar and Bengal. Since it was cultivated at a normal food grain cost, eventually lead to famine in India. Furthermore, the farmers revolted against the East India company in 1859 known as Indigo Revolt.
The Blue Gold
Many Asian countries used it as textile dye for centuries. During the Edo period in Japan, when the silk was forbidden, the Japanese started cultivating cotton. Only Indigo could be used to impart blue color to the kimono which symbolizes nature and deep blue sea. Since the Indigo had a vary high trading value, it was called Blue Gold. Furthermore, Indigo has been used in modern times as an organic semi conductor. It is presumably safe when consumed in small quantities. The plant also has species with flowers in Indigo color.
10 Neelayamari (Indigofera Tinctoria) Benefits
Collect some neelayamari leaves and crush them. In a pan, add water and bring to boil. In the boiling water, add few crushed leaves. After sometime, take the extract and apply on any part of the skin. Massage it on to the skin and keep it for some time, to get glowing skin. Eventually, the small spots and boils on the skin will disappear.
Sores, Ringworm, Blisters
Dry and powder some neelayamari leaves. Mix this powder with some sesame oil and apply on the infected areas. It will cure sores, ring worm and blisters.
Dry and powder some neelayamari leaves. Mix this powder with some sesame oil and apply on scalp. This helps the hair to grow stronger and healthier.
Removing Worms in Teeth & Gums
Obtain neelayamari leaves and crush them to juice. Now add cinnamon oil to this crushed mixture. Using a cotton ball, dip in the oil and put beneath the infected tooth to get rid of worms. Do this for at least 3 times.
Sores on skin
Crush Indigo plant roots into a paste. Apply this on the sores that are secreting puss. Doing this regularly will cure painful sores.
Take some Indigo leaves, dry them powder them. Add some honey to it and eat. Eat 1 gram to 3 grams everyday for 1 month. Eventually, this helps to cure sores and blisters on the liver and revitalize it.
Treat Urinary Problems
Collect some Indigo leaves and crush them. Boil them in hot water and filter it. Drink this mixture lukewarm. This will get rid of all urinary tract problems. It also works as an antidote to most poisons. Consume very little of this decoction based on age and constitution.
Cure Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers are painful lesions that develop in the mouth or at the base of the gums. They are red in color and extremely painful, making eating and chewing food difficult. Crush some Indigo leaves and mix some honey in it. Apply this as an ointment to cure mouth ulcers.
Pluck out the Indigo plant whole from the ground. Dry this in a airy and shady place. Crush the plant when dry and filter the powder using a muslin cloth. Store this powder in a glass bottle. Eat 2 grams of this powder everyday and drink water. Therefore all kidney disease will be cured.
Prevent Hair fall
Crush some Indigo leaves to juice. To this add equal quantity of black Sesame seeds oil. Put this mix on a stove and warm on a slow flame, till only oil remains. Remove and let it cool. Store in a glass bottle. Apply this oil daily on the scalp and hair. It will stop graying hair and restore black hair.
|Dimensions||5 × 5 × 5 cm|