The natural ant-inflammatory, antibacterial effect of indigo plants
In Korea, indigo plants have been used for treating skin diseases, such as boils, for a long time. Donguibogam (Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine) noted that indigo plants would help relieve stress and reduce high temperature and fever.
Recently, as the efficacy of indigo plants was proven in advanced countries as well, research efforts on treating tinea pedis, eczema, and other skin diseases with indigo plants are being carried out.
(Indirubin, contained in indigo plants, has been proven to have anticancer effects and is used for cancer treatments.)