Botanical Name :- Indigofera Tinctoria
English Name :- Natural Indigo
Our Brand Name :- Turquoise Blue (L)
Colouring Component :- Indigotin
It is an exceptional natural dye which comes from Indigofera Tinctoria plant but in entirely different way. This dye is made by fermenting natural indigo in acidic medium for 2 months after which the colour comes out of indigo. It is also known as Saxon blue. It can be used directly without following the VAT method (just dip and dye). It does not even require mordanting. But good things come with some limitations too. The greatest limitation of this dye is that it works only on protein fibers and not on cellulose or any other fibers.
It gives brilliant Turquoise blue colour on wool and silk.
It has anti inflammatory and hydrophobia properties. It also cures gonorrhea.
When applied on clothes it cures giddiness, abdominal dieses and spleen disorder.
It does not require mordanting, just take Turquoise Blue as per the desired shade, for medium take 3% wof and dye the fiber for 1 hour at 80C. The pH has to be maintained 2.
Now wash with non-ionic soap.