Isatis tinctoria


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Noun1.Isatis tinctoria - European biennial formerly grown for the blue coloring matter yielded by its leavesIsatis tinctoria - European biennial formerly grown for the blue coloring matter yielded by its leaves
genus Isatis, Isatis - Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad
woad - any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
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the dyestuff made from the plant Isatis tinctoria, woad; also in designations for woad of specific geographical origin' 1359 MED); Waisdier 1185, Wesdier, Waisder, Weisdier, Waisdier 1191-8 (OF wesdier, quesdier, waisdier 'dyer or seller of woad' Reaney; 'a derivative of OE wad 'woad', 'woad-merchant' (1415 NED).
Presl Onagraceae (1%) Erythronium grandijlorum Pursh Liliaceae * Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal Asteraceae (1%) Isatis tinctoria L.
Background: The herbal Isatis tinctoria extract (ITE) inhibits the inducible maisoform of cyclooxygenase (COX-2) as well as lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and therefore possesses anti-inflammatory properties.