Indrajav – Wrightia tinctoria

Indrajav / Kado / Sweet indrajao / Svetakutaja / Pala indigo plant / Dyer’s oleander is a small tropical tree with fragrant flowers and a light gray, scaly smooth bark. The plant is found in India, southeast Asia and Australia. It is found in dry and moist regions in its distribution. Leaves, seeds, bark are used in Ayurvedic medicine. Seeds yield 30.5% fixed oil, indican is found in bark and seeds. Bark of the plant is valued as tonic and the seeds are considered aphrodisiac. The main value of Wrightia is its healing properties. Leaves and bark is an astringent and anti-inflammatory and is traditionally used in the treatment of skin and fungal diseases, dysentery and gastrointestinal disorders, diarrhea, intestinal worms and piles The processed wood of Indrajav has the appearance of ivory and is often used in folk crafts.


Internal use: it has an antipyretic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect. It is used for gastrointestinal diseases, dysentery. Bloody dysentery. Colic. Cough. Catarrh. Cold. Jaundice. Contusions. Wounds. Diarrhea.

External (cosmetic) use:

Skin Care: It has a powerful regenerative, anti-inflammatory and soothing effect on the skin. Leaves are used in the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, atypical dermatitis and other severe cosmetic skin problems such as peeling, fungal diseases, itching and dandruff.

Oral care: Juice extracted from the bark of a plant is used to rinse the mouth with stomatitis and ulcers on the mucous membrane.


Hypersensitivity to Indrajav is a contraindication. Before using Indrajav, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.