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Apsara Yellow Natural Dyes

Apsara Yellow Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name -Rheum Emido
Common Name - Indian Ruharb
Other Name - Revanchini
Part Used - Roots
Uses - Textile Dying , Medical Purposes.

Rheum Emodi, commonly known as Himalayan rhubarb, is a medicinal herb used in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine and it is a conventional natural dye used for textile. It makes bright yellow colour and obtains an odoriferous property. This dye is produced by drying the rhizome and roots of a Rheum Emodi. Dye is extracted in aqueous medium from dry powdered materials. The dye when dissolved in soft water gives  golden  yellow  shade  with the salt Alum and copper sulphate on wool and silk. It belongs to the family polygonacease. Rheum Emodi has been used in various traditional system as laxative, tonic, diuretic and to treat fever, cough, indigestion, menstrual disorder since antiquity. This plant shares core medicinal values in the Indian Ayurveda, as it acquires anti-inflammatory and anti–bacterial properties. The medicinal properties of the same are as purgative and astringent tonic. Rhubarb is used as purgative. The most common constituents of Rheum emodi possess anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti fungal, nephroprotective activities.

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How to use

(A)Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.

(B) Pre Mordant :-

Pre-treat the material with alum 6% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.

(C) Dyeing :-

Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 5. If it is higher than pH, 5 add vinegar, if below pH 5, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.

(D) Post Treatment :-

Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 30 mins.

(E)Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.

Natural Dyes Extract Discovery pack (50gms of each of all natural dyes extract powder)

This Pack includes 15 Different Natural Dyes Colours with Auxiliaries.

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Swatch Card - 35 Handmade organic cotton samples - Size 15 cm x 12 cm - Undyed/ Greige/ White

Variety of 35 swatches to help you understand the quality of fabrics.

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