Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)
A Review on natural colour yielding Plants
Author(s): Rashmi Saxena, Yogendra Pal
Abstract: The demand for natural dyes has increased globally due to the awareness regarding the therapeutic properties of natural dyes in public. Sources such as plants, insects, animals and minerals serve for the purpose of natural dyes. Among all plant-based pigments serve as a wider source of natural colours and besides this, they also have wide range of medicinal values. Synthetic colours have been banned due to allergic and carcinogenic symptoms caused by them. People are preferring natural colours nowadays. Although plants have been known for a long time for dyeing as well as medicinal properties, the detailed study and the knowledge of the chemical constituents which are responsible for imparting the colour have been recognized only in the recent past. Many of the plants used for obtaining colours are grown on large scale as they are known for various other therapeutic benefits. The present review, describes the detail information about some plants possessing colour imparting chemical constituents.