Madder Root Ground
Rubia Tinctorum (ground powder)
Highest quality Persian madder.
High alizarin and pseudopurpurin dye content. Makes deep red dye for textiles.
The dye is also used in the manufacture of madder lake and rose madder pigments.
Madder is a perennial plant with evergreen leaves and yellow flower that is cultivated for its long roots from which the dye is made. The plants must be at least three years old before their roots, containing the active dye compounds, alizarin and pseudopurpurin, are selectively cut from the plant.
Roots are harvested carefully to maintain the crop for future years. After careful selection, the roots are washed, left to dry naturally and finally powdered.