Japanese pink indigo is also known as dyer's knotweed and Ko-sen-bon and is a flowering annual that is frost-tender. This plant is a source of indicin-pure indigo dye and can grow to three feet tall, featuring beautiful pink blossoms.
Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Using fresh, thin stems from an indigo plant wrap them around a parchment or photo to bind against harm.
- Add these flowers to an altar or spell when you end something such as a relationship, job, friendship, or a bad habit.
- Indigo (the color) corresponds with the third-eye; add this to incense or spells to open or work with your psychic senses.
- In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the fruit and leaves are used for treating diarrhea.
- Muddled leaves are taken with water to treat phlegmy cough.
- The leaves are a source of beautiful indigo dye.
This plant does well in the sun to partial shade with moderately fertile soil and water. Sow 1/4 inch deep and then tamp down securely. Keep evenly moist and maintain 70-75 Fahrenheit for the best germination.
All information is provided for educational purposes with no guarantee of results; please use all herbal products with care.
One packet of 20 Japanese pink indigo (Persicaria tinctorium) seeds. They are certified organically grown.