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  • Isatis Root (Ban Lan Gen) - Concentrate Form 5:1 Ratio 100 Gram Bottle - Herbal Times

Isatis Root (Ban Lan Gen) - Concentrate Form 5:1 Ratio 100 Gram Bottle - Herbal Times


Product Description

Isatis Root
Concentrate Form (Herbal Times)
Code E53385

Other Names

Isatis Root
Woad Root
Isatis indigotica root

Chinese Name Ban Lan Gen, unsulfured
Pack Size
100 Gram Bottle
Origin China
Product Properties
Bitter, cold, heart, lung, stomach.


About Isatis Root

Isatis root has been used for thousands of years as a fever-reducer and anti-viral in traditional Chinese medicine. It was especially used for clearing heat-toxicity, relieving sore throat, and cooling the blood. Today, isatis root is used as a natural antibiotic. People commonly use it for fever reduction, colds, flu, skin infections, sore throat, herpes, chicken pox, and hepatitis.


Scientific Studies on Isatis Root

Studies show that it reduces fevers by killing pathogens found in both viruses and bacteria and eliminating factors of peroxy radicals. Many scientific studies have been done that show the benefits of isatis root. An indirubin derivative found in isatis root has been found to inhibit cancer cell replication and has anti-leukemic actions (Ji et al., 1991). Additional modern research shows that isatis root has many positive effects, including:


    • antibacterial
    • anti-inflammatory
    • antiviral
    • detoxification
    • improvement of immune functions
    • anti-letospira
    • elimination of leukemia cells

Additional Information

Chinese medicine is a 5,000 year old art and science. Diagnosis and prescription require a trained professional. If your symptoms do not improve, please consult your acupuncturist, doctor of oriental medicine, or physician.


The information here is intended for information only. It is not to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or to be used in place of medical supervision. Consult with your naturopathic doctor or health care professional. The FDA has not evaluated these statements and products, and they are not intended for the prevention, treatment, cure, or mitigation of disease.


California Residents: This product is subject to Proposition 65. 




"Ban Lan Gen (Isatis Root)." Chinese Herbs Healing. Web. 12 June 2015. <>.


Ji XJ, Liu XM, Li K, Chen RH, Wang LG. Pharmacological studies of meisoindigo: absorption and mechanism of action. Biomed Environ Sci.1991 Sep;4(3):332-7.

Please note: 
Definitions of the following forms which are products are sold in.

Powdered Concentrates 5:1 Ratio of an herb in Powder form.  100 gram container size.(3.5 oz)
This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.


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