Botanical Name :- Rubia Cordifolia
English Name :- Indian Madder
Our Brand Name :- Ruby Red
Colouring Component :- Alizarin
Rubia cordifolia, often known as common madder or Indian madder, the roots of Indian madder are used for dyeing.
Manjistha, or Rubia Cordifolia to give it its scientific name, is a branched climber with small, greenish white flowers that are arranged in a cluster of round, fleshy, purple fruits. Its roots have a brownish red bark from which a red dye is obtained.
This plant grows well in hilly districts of India.
It gives orange to red colour on cellulose fibers.
Ayurvedic/Medicinal/Healing Properties :-
Manjistha is considered to be one of the most valuable herbs in Ayurveda. The ancient physician and sage, Charaka has categorized the herb as :- that which improves the complexion and that which reduces fever. It is also a well known as a rejuvenative.
Dyeing process :-
Mordant the cellulose Fibers with Alum 10% Wof for 30 mins at 80C.
After Mordanting one wash to the fiber,
Take Ruby Red as per the desired shade, for medium take 2% wof and dye the fiber for 1 hour at 100C.
Now wash with non-ionic soap.