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Related to baptisia: Baptisia tinctoria

baptisia (bap·tiˑ·zhy),

n Latin name:
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. ex Ait. f.; parts used: whole plant, roots; uses: antimicrobial, immunostimulant, systemic lymph infections, infections of the ears, nose, throat, mouth sores, catarrh; precautions: theoretically teratogenic, theoretically mutagenic, avoid long-term usage. Also called
indigoweed or
wild indigo.
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A pH-balanced isotonic blend solution of Baptisia tinctoria, grapefruit seed extract, oregano, and nano silver was shown to improve sinusitis symptoms by 27%.
Esberitox-N is a commercial preparation containing extracts from E angustifolia and E pallida roots, along with small amounts of Baptisia and Thuja occidentalis extracts.
Natural hybridization among four species of Baptisia (Leguminosae).
Grapefruit seed extract and Baptisia tinctoria [wild indigo] were included for their anti-allergy and decongestant properties.
The varying phenology and growth patterns of Baptisia bracteata (Fabaceae) in reconstructed prairie.
The most well-known member of this family in the homeopathic materia medica is Baptisia tinctoria--the keynote sensation being a feeling of having one's body parts scattered all over the bed.
Dictamnus (Gas Plant), Globe Thistle and Baptisia will grow and flower year after year.
These taxa represent the mosaic of habitats present in and adjacent to the study area and include the following: Baptisia bracteata, Actaea racemosa, Lilium michauxii, Stenanthium gramineum, and Trillium catebaei.
Baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo) fixes nitrogen in the soil, is medicinal--and is beautiful.
AGPs have been isolated and purified from roots of Baptisia tinctoria and Echinacea pallida and suspension culture of Echinacea purpurea.
For acute illnesses, red root can be combined with echinacea or baptisia, where it also exerts a mild expectorant effect.
All beans belong to the legume family (Leguminocae), as do peas and some favorite flowers, such as lupine, sweet pea and baptisia.