December 07, 2022

Baptisia 1:2 (Baptisia Tinctoria)


Baptisia (Wild Indigo) is a strong antibacterial and immunostimulant


*low dose 1-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Anti-microbial
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-catarrhal
  • Astringent
  • Immuno-modulating
  • Immuno-stimulant
  • Febrifuge
  • Anti-pyretic
  • Alterative
  • Mild cardiac agent
  • Emetic & purgative (high dose), laxative, emmenagogue

Key Indications:

  • Infection – especially deep infection
  • Laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and catarrhal infections of the nose and sinus
  • Gum infections and deep abscesses
  • Immune stimulating
  • Enlarged lymph glands
  • All kinds of ulcerations
  • Externally an ointment will help infected ulcers

Major Safety Issues:

Large doses are dangerous, acting as an emeto-cathartic. Sometimes this action is so violent as to produce gastro-enteritis. Large doses have caused an excessive flow of viscid saliva, ulceration of the pharynx, insomnia, restlessness, and ocular disturbances