Chinese Woad (Isatis indigotica) – Ban Len Gen is one of the most popular herbal medications used in China.
Traditional Uses of Chinese Woad in Chinese Medicine – Ban Len Gen:-
The Roots of Chinese Woad are used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to make a concoction known as Banlangen that Chinese herbalists believe to have antiviral properties.
It is used as an herbal medicinal tea in China for colds and tonsular ailments A tea made from the herb is used to treat symptoms of influenza and upper respiratory tract infection, inflammation and some allergies. Used as a tea, it has a brownish appearance and (unlike most Chinese medicines) is mildly sweet in taste.
The herb is also considered to be anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and has historically been used to treat hepatitis in Chinese medicine.