20 TRUE INDIGO seeds (Indigofera...
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True indigo or Indigofera tinctoria is a plant of the Fabaceae family such as blue chinese wisteria or silk tree.
Its original habitat is Asia, but it has quickly acclimated to the tropical and temperate regions of South America and Africa.
In India, the plant has been cultivated for more than four thousand years.
It is a plant with a height of 0.60 to 1.20 meters.
Indigo flowers are purple and open in summer.
True indigo seeds are small, the size of those of the tree tomato or guava.
Formerly cultivated as a dye plant, it is the natural source of the indigo blue color.
To obtain dyeing, the leaves of the indigo tree are first soaked in water and then left to ferment, a process during which the glycoside indican converts to indigotine, the coloring principle giving the blue.
The leaves and roots of the indigo worker are used in traditional medicine in several countries.
In China, indigo is used as antipyretic, hepatic and depurative.
In South Africa, the root of the milled Indigofera tinctoria is used as an analgesic such as black henbane or meadowsweet against toothache.
Sowing of Indigo seeds:
Start by stratifying the seeds naturally by leaving them outside during the winter period or artificially by leaving the seeds of Indigofera tinctoria 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.
Then, sow the seeds of true indigo in a box of seed compost and then cover them under 1 millimeter of potting soil.
Water with a hand sprayer.
Finally, place the seed box in a warm place, at a temperature close to 20 to 25 ° C.
- Exotic plant rare.
- Produces the indigo blue color.
- Easy culture.
- Beautiful bloom in summer.
Do not consume without medical advice.
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