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Qing Dai 青黛 Indigo Naturalis

English Name: indigo, natural indigo
Property: salty, cold
Channel: LR, LU, ST
Part used: natural indigo powder extracted from the branch and leaf of Isatis tinctoria L
Dosage: 1.5-3g (0.6-1g in powder)

Category:

Actions/Indications:
1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins: convulsions, Lu heat, eczema, oral ulcers
2. Cools blood, disperses stagnation, reduce swelling: bleeding, mumps, sore throat

Contraindications: ST deficient-cold. Overdose causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Topical application may cause allergic reactions.

Note: Patients who are allergic to sulfonylureas and sulfonamides may also be allergic to
Da Qing Ye, Ban Lan Gen, Qing Dai

 

Brand

BodyCrafters

Herbology (TCM) Chinese Medicine

Actions/Indications

1. Clears heat, eliminates toxins: convulsions, Lu heat, eczema, oral ulcers
2. Cools blood, disperses stagnation, reduce swelling: bleeding, mumps, sore throat

Cautions

ST deficient-cold. Overdose causes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
Topical application may cause allergic reactions.

Note

Patients who are allergic to sulfonylureas and sulfonamides may also be allergic to
Da Qing Ye, Ban Lan Gen, Qing Dai

 

Uses

  • Topical agent in moderate psoriasis
  • Clinical efficacy of Indigo naturalis in moderate psoriasis, and exemplified a novel experimental medicine approach to understand TCM targeting mechanisms
  • Alternative Treatment for Nail Psoriasis
  • Treating ulcerative colitis