|Botanical Name||: Indigofera Tinctoria|
|Tamil Name||: நீலி அவுரி / Neeli Avuri Ilai Podi|
|English Name||: Indian Indigo, Dyer’s Indigo Powder, Black Henna Powder|
|Malayalam Name||: നീല അമേരി ,നീലയമാരി /NeelaAmari,Neelayamari, Madhuparnika,Gnymina|
|Hindi Name||: नीलिनी ,नीला / Neelini, Neela Patte|
|Sanskrit Name||: Neelinee, Charatika, Nilavrikshaha|
|Telugu Name||: నీలి చెట్టు / Neeli Chettu, Konda Nili|
|Kannada Name||: Hennu Neeli, Mahaaneeli, Neeli Gida, Nili-Gida|
The word Indigo originated from the Latin word ‘Indicum,’ meaning blue dye from India. Indigofera Tinctoria is a sub-tropical vine, which bears Indigo, and it grows to about 1 to 2 meters tall. Other Indigo-bearing plants such as Isatis Tinctoria grow in temperate regions, and the dye content is deficient.
It is cultivated in the subtropical areas and temperate areas of India and needs plenty of light. Indigo is raised from seed and is harvested bi-annually. The Indigo plant produces beautiful pink flowers with incredible medicinal benefits and various exceptional qualities. The mature plants are cut off from the soil and dried in the open fields for three or four days. The leaves are collected, dried, crushed, and stored. The crushed leaves are ground into a fine powder. Indigo is an ancient plant dye, well-known for the clarity and fastness of the blue color. Its leaves produce dark blue dye when used as a hair dye after applying henna, giving a dark black color to your hair.
Indigo leaf powder is the dye traditionally used for natural hair colors. These plants are used in Indigo hair color in recent times. Indigo leaf powder is also known as Neel and Wasma. Every part of the plant, such as root, stem, leaf, flower, is used for medicinal purposes.
- For Hair Growth
Hair oil made from Indian Indigo leaves stimulates hair growth and enriches it. Scalp infections are avoided by using this oil regularly.
- For Premature Graying of the Hair
In ancient times, the Indian Indigo leaf was widely used to treat young foamy hair. It was used as a natural dye as the juice of the Indigo leaves provides dark black color to the hair. Thus, it treats and prevents premature graying.
Indigo leaf oil: Prepare indigo oil by cooking the indigo leaves, Bhringraj, and amla together in a pan until the water gets evaporated. By applying this oil, you can remove grey hair.
- For Dandruff
Indian Indigo leaf powder provides a good solution for people with a dandruff problem. When applied to the head, dandruff is greatly reduced, and the hair becomes shiny.
- For Dry Hair
Indian Indigo Hair Oil is a great conditioner to make the hair soft, shiny, and silky, rather than a conditioner.
- Hair Dye
- Indigo leaf powder is a natural remedy with no side effects like chemical hair dyes, which have no specific sensitivity to skin allergies.
- Indigo Powder enhances flexibility and gives relief from joint inflammation and pain. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
- Neeli Avuri Powder is useful for curing a cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, rabies due to dog bites, and rhinitis.
Other Benefits of Indigo Powder
- Avuri ilai helps to treat constipation, ascites, rheumatoid arthritis, liver diseases, and splenomegaly.
- It is an effective liver tonic.
- It relieves inflammation of joints, pains and enhances fertility.
- It balances Vata and Kapha and cures a cold, cough, asthma, rhinitis, and bronchitis.
- Indigo leaf paste can be applied topically to heal the wound quickly.
- It also provides effective treatment for insect bites and skin diseases like itching.
- Indigo leaf paste can be applied to the dog’s bite area and bandage.
Note: The above treatment for dog bites should be taken under medical supervision. Rabies is a fatal and deadly disease, and self-medication must be strictly avoided.
How to Apply Indian Indigo Powder
- Mix Amla powder, Indigo leaf powder, and Bhringraj leaf powder with a little water and apply it as a natural hair dye.
- Mix Neeli Avuri leaf powder and henna powder well and use it as a natural dye for the hair.
- When using indigo powder as a dye for hair, mix it with a little warm water, soak it for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair.
How to Use Indigo Leaves Internally
Take five gms of powder with 100 ml of water and boil them for some minutes. After the water getting warm, filter them, and drink before Morning food. Repeat this same for Evening after dinner.
How to Use Indigo Leaves Externally
Apply Indigo leaf paste on your hair for 20 minutes before bathing. It rejuvenates hair growth.
The oil extracted from the indigo leaves is used to stimulate hair growth. Also, it’s an excellent remedy for dandruff.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.