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Exploration of Flower Based Natural Dyes - A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, University of Allahabad, U.P. INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IVC-2015), Pages 6-8, (2015)

Abstract

Nowadays, demand for natural dyes has been growing rapidly due to increased awareness on hazardous, toxic and allergic reactions associated with synthetic dyes. Natural dyes are obtained from natural sources such as plants, insects and minerals. Among all the plant based dye sources i.e. bark, flowers, seeds etc. floral dye sources are more important for textile dyeing as it provides both dye as well as fragrance. This paper reviews the available floral dye sources, application and extraction of colourant from flowers and effect of different mordant.

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