Calendula ointment has long been used as an anti-infective remedy for wounds resistant to healing. It is effective in decreasing inflammation and promoting granulation of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Cleavers ointment has long been used to treat eczema and psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions. It may be effective in promoting granulation of wounds. Due to its cooling astringent properties it may be useful for varicose veins.
Indigofera tinctoria was cultivated in East Asia, Egypt, India, and Peru in antiquity. It is now commonly used as a dye. The use of this powder is recommended to be applied over henna for dying the hair, otherwise the result may be undesirable.