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Title: A folk dye from leaves and stem of Jatropha curcas L. used by Tharu tribes of Devipatan division
Authors: Srivastava, Subodh Kumar
Tewari, JP
Shukla, DS
Keywords: Jatropha curcas L
Natural dye
Tharu tribes
Decripatan division
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.⁸: D01H13/30, D06P
Abstract: The leaves and stem of Jatropha curcas L. (physicnuts) can be used as a natural source of dye was noticed from Tharu villagers of Devipatan division. The colouring matter was extracted from leaves and stems by boiling in water. The extract was evaporated to dryness. The extracted matter was used to dye cotton yarn using different methods. The dyed cotton yarn was tested for its fastness and other properties. It was found superior to synthetic chemical dyes.
Page(s): 77-78
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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