Botanical Name

terminalia chebula

Common name


Other Name

harda, haritiki

Part Used

dried fruits


textile dyeing, mordanting and leather tanning

Color Ranges:

Product Descriptions:

Myrobalan (Terminalia chebula) is a yellow colour natural vegetable dye produced from the dried fruits of tree Terminalia chebula which is mainly found in the Himalayas. These dried fruits are first ground into a powder form which is a rich source of tannin and can be used both as a mordant and a dye for cotton and other plant fibres. Myrobalan is mainly used to dye cotton fabrics and gives a butter yellow colour. If can use dyeing it with indigo for teals and with madder for producing orange colour. Myrobalan has always been used as a primary component for cotton dyeing in India and is often employed as a mordant prior to creating brown and black on cotton fabrics.

Dyeing Process

sodhani biotech

(A) Pre Mordant 1 :- Pre-treat the material with alum 10% of fabric weight at 80°C for 60 mins.
(B) Dyeing :- Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 3. If it's higher than pH 3 add vinegar, if below pH 3, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 90°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 30% of fabric weight, you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.
(C) Post Treatment :- Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) at 50°C for 35 mins.
(D) Hot wash and then cold wash the material.


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