Indigo – The common name true indigo and is one of the original sources of indigo dye. The dye from I. Tinctoria is still available, marketed as natural coloring.
Lawsonia Inermis – Henna or Hina is a flowering plant. It produces a red-orange dye molecule, lawsone. This molecule has an affinity for bonding with protein in skin, hair, fingernails, leather, silk, and wool.
Emblica Officinalis Gaertn “Amla”- The leaves of aonla are used as a mouth wash and as a lotion for sore eyes. An ointment is made from the burnt seeds, and the oil obtained is applied to cure skin infections. The fruits and the bark are rich in tannins and are used for tanning leather by the tanners in the villages.
Eclipta Alba “Bhringraj”- is a plant belonging to the family Asteraceae, In ayurvedic medicine, the leaf extract is considered a powerful liver tonic, rejuvenative, and especially good for the hair. A black dye obtained from Eclipta alba is used for dyeing hair and tattooing.
Azadirachta Indica – a tree in the mahogany family, it is variously known as “Divine Tree” or “Heal All”. Products made from neem have proven medicinal properties, being anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-infertility, and sedative.
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