Indigofera

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Indigofera

a genus of legumes in the Fabaceae family of plants; some species contain a hepatoxin, indospicine, a toxic amino acid; I. australis (native indigo), I. linnaei, I. spicata (I. endecaphylla, creeping indigo), I. teysmannii, I. truxillensis.

Indigofera linnaei (Indigofera dominii, Indigofera enneaphylla)
a prostrate Australian herb which causes Birdsville horse disease, characterized by marked incoordination, frequent falling, emaciation and terminal convulsions. May be prevented by dietary supplementation with protein. There are no lesions specific to the disease. A nitrotoxin is suspected as the cause. Called also Birdsville indigo.
Indigofera hochstetteri
contains an unidentified toxin, causes incoordination, dyspnea, diarrhea.
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The natural indigo plant from which the dye was extracted grows in Sindh in fact very close to our production site in Jamshoro.
Women and children flung sheafs of green indigo plants into the vats which were carefully and quickly stowed by the noisy coolies the gratings spread over them and hove tight down by means of stout cross beams and iron pins and then as each vat was filled the reservoir sluice was opened and the water rushed in down narrow channels, but long before the last vat was filled the sun had disappeared in a red twilight glow.
It usually was colored with indigo plant dye, which made the jean cloth a dark blue color, which is still favored today.
And an indigo plant that's young versus old will have a totally different shade," he added.