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Wild Indigo ( Sarphoka, Saraponkh )

also known as
Purple Tephrosia
Scientific Name: Baptisia Australis

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Wild indigo/Sarphoka (سرپھوکہ) also known as Purple tephrosia and Baptisia Australis, is a perennial plant that grows about 2 to 3 feet in height and grows a 3-leaved, bluish-green clover-like leaves. The flowers are blue and appear in numerous clusters.

Ingredient Name :

Tephrosia purpurea Pers.

Arabic Name : Sarboka

Bengali Name : Bannilgach, Bonnil

Chinese Name : Nah troi

English Name : Purple Tephrosia, Wild Indigo

French Name : Indigotier Sauvage

German Name : Wilder Indigo

Gujarati Name : Sharpankho, Jhila, Ghila

Hindi Name : Sarphenka, Sarphankha

Kannada Name : Panki, Kaggi

Latin name : Tephrosia purpurea Pers.

Marathi Name : Untoali, Unhali, Surpanaka

Persian Name : Sufar

Punjabi Name : Jhojru

Sanskrit Name : Puleehashtree, Sarapunkha, Sharpunkha, Neelabralakrati

Urdu Name : Sarphoka

Recommended Dosage:

3 to 5 g powder of dried root.


This herb is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.

Historically, the root of wild indigo was used by European herbalists to treat ulcers and several types of infections, including those affecting the mouth and gums, lymph nodes, and throat. The root contains alkaloids, which may contribute to its medicinal actions.

More recently and in part due to research which has shown that it can stimulate the immune system, it has been applied as an herbal remedy in the treatment of common colds, sore throats, infections and influenza.

It has also been found to be of use in the treatment of infections of the ear, nose and throat. It can be helpful as a treatment for laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and catarrhal infections of the nasal and sinus passages.

Side effects:

Pregnant or nursing women should not use wild indigo. There is some indication that large doses are toxic this can present as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ptyalism, tachycardia, respiratory paralysis and death.

Useful in Following diseases:

  • Blood Impurities
  • Boils
  • Carbuncle
  • Constipation
  • Eczema
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Fevers
  • Flatulence
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Syphilis



The information is for educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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