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Madder Root - Rubia tinctorum

Madder root contains the anthraquinone pigment alizarin and has been since ancient times a popular fine red dye plant.

The long fleshy root, when dried and milled, yields a variety of brilliant colors:

red, pink, brown, orange, black, lilac, and purple, depending upon the mordant used.

As a dye, Madder root colors milk, urine and bones, so that experiments in the growth of bones can be conducted with its help.

Please Note: Every final color you shall obtain is subject to:

  • to how much color the medium you are using is able to absorb &
  • to how much madder root powder you are using &
  • whether the medium that are used has been previously chemically dyed or not.

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